Six Public Art Projects in the Works

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Why This Matters: Public art is our opportunity to write many narratives into one overarching story of this place we call home. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager From traffic cones and road closures to towering cranes, scaffolding and workers in hard hats, it’s difficult to miss all of the construction happening in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The work signals …

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How Arts and Culture Shaped Uptown Charlotte

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Why This Matters: The role of arts and culture in shaping uptown Charlotte is proof that a vibrant, thriving cultural community is essential to a healthy, growing Charlotte-Mecklenburg. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Uptown Charlotte would not be what it is today without arts and culture. That is not an exaggeration or a boast – …

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ASC Supporting Local Creative Individuals and Cultural Nonprofits

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Nicholas Napoletano at work on his mural on the side of Aerial CLT. The mural was funded, in part, by an ASC Cultural Vision Grant.
Why This Matters: ASC grants reward deserving creatives and cultural organizations with financial assistance to pursue projects that build community, increase relevance and innovation and celebrate creative achievement. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Supporting creative individuals and nonprofit arts, science and history organizations is the heart of ASC’s work to ensure access to an excellent and …

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Cultural Experiences to Look Forward to in 2019

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Ben Levi Ross as 'Evan Hansen' and the Company of the First North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy. 2018 web
Why This Matters: In 2019, Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community will continue to provide relevant and innovative experiences that entertain, educate and bring people together. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager If you need something to look forward to in the New Year, check out what Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s arts and cultural community has in store. From world premieres and time-honored …

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ASC Grant Helps InReach Teach Acceptance Through Puppetry

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Why This Matters: An ASC Cultural Vision Grant is allowing InReach to expand its puppetry troupe for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Jillian Bockenek said she’s noticed a change in herself since joining a touring puppet troupe organized by InReach, which provides a range of services for individuals in the …

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