How the Cultural Community is Celebrating Charlotte’s 250th Birthday

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Why This Matters: The City of Charlotte celebrates its 250th anniversary this year and the cultural community, including the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, is helping mark the occasion. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plans to say “Happy birthday, Charlotte” with a song. The symphony commissioned composer Nkeiru Okoye to create “Charlotte Mecklenburg,” …

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ASC President Robert E. Bush, Jr. Retires June 30, 2019

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Bush’s leadership focused on stabilizing the arts and cultural sector and responding to community needs CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 5, 2018) – Robert E. Bush, Jr., president of the Arts & Science Council (ASC) that serves as the chief advocate, resource hub and steward for the arts and cultural community in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, announced his …

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Connect to Arts, Culture and Community at Fall Festivals

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Why This Matters: ASC supports fall festivals that increase access to arts, science, history and heritage offerings and the quality of cultural programming in neighborhoods and towns throughout Mecklenburg County. Compiled by Bernie Petit Communications Manager In Charlotte-Mecklenburg, folks love a good festival. Festivals offer opportunities to get outdoors, reconnect with friends and family and enjoy …

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An Update on Public Funding for Arts and Culture

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Why This Matters: Public funding helps ASC continue to build and strengthen community in Charlotte-Mecklenburg by providing access to arts and cultural experiences for all residents. By Rebecca Scroggins Director of Government Relations & Grants ASC is grateful for the partnership with the public sector that will help engage all residents in participating in a vibrant …

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‘Wanderwall’ Provides Public Art at the Urban Scale

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Why This Matters: “Wanderwall,” an 18,000 square foot sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist Marc Fornes/THEVERYMANY at NOVEL Stonewall Station, creates a new gateway into uptown Charlotte from the South End. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A unique collaboration between ASC and Crescent Communities is transforming a drab parking deck into a colorful new welcome as you enter uptown …

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