Murals by Local Artists Installed at Charlotte Airport

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Why This Matters: Charlotte-Mecklenburg artists will have their works viewed by regional, national and international travelers at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager There’s a flying gator at the airport. Other animals are in flight, too, including fish, a horse and a bear. They’re from the mind of Charlotte artist Ráed Al-Rawi and …

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Together, We Can Deliver on Promise of “Culture For All”

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Why This Matters: On November 5, Mecklenburg County voters will have the chance to vote on the proposed quarter-cent sales tax to stabilize and transform the arts and cultural community and ensure cultural equity, as well as support parks/greenways and education. By Valecia McDowell ASC Board Chair In November, Mecklenburg County residents will vote on …

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A Message from ASC’s New President, Jeep Bryant

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R. Jeep Bryant.
By Jeep Bryant ASC President “Welcome home. There is much to be done.” Over the past few days, many of ASC’s partners and community leaders have thrown open their arms to welcome me back to Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The warm greetings have reminded me of the energy and enthusiasm that drove the region’s growth throughout my childhood …

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Learning in the Summer – Get Creative and Stay Connected

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Why This Matters: Learning in the summer months is critical to students’ overall academic success. Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community provides ample free and low-cost opportunities to engage children and teens in fun summer learning. By Lillian Parker Communications Manager Summertime is synonymous with relaxing, playing and taking a break from school. But learning during the summer …

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ASC Cultural Leadership Training Program Puts Emerging Leaders in Charge

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Why This Matters: ASC’s Cultural Leadership Training program develops emerging leaders into productive volunteers and board candidates for arts and culture organizations in Mecklenburg County. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager ASC Cultural Leadership Training program graduate Dylan Brown joined the board of directors of Charlotte Art League in 2017 at a pivotal moment. “I was …

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