Recognized as one of 10 national finalists for Americans for the Arts’ Robert E. Gard Award 2018

Culture Blocks connects communities with responsive arts, science, and history experiences close to where residents live. The program engages with creative individuals and organizations with a primary mission of arts, science, and/or history to present programs in specific geographic areas. Culture Blocks, funded by Mecklenburg County, supports cultural experiences that are planned with resident involvement and/or take place at libraries, recreation centers, parks, and relevant community spaces.

Coming Soon!

Virtual Block Parties

Join us on YouTube Live to enjoy music and dance performances and learn about upcoming public art projects happening in your neighborhood. You’ll get to tell us about your cultural priorities and enter for a chance to win gift certificates to local restaurants! Find your “block and register below.

  • West & Northwest Charlotte Block Party
    March 24, 2021 (6 p.m.) Register here.
  • Northeast Charlotte, Mallard Creek, Prosperity Village & University City Block Party
    April 8, 2021 (6 p.m.) Register here.
  • Southwest Charlotte, Pineville & Steele Creek Block Party
    April 28, 2021 (6 p.m.) Register here.
  • East Charlotte, Mint Hill & Matthews Block Party
    May 13, 2021 (6 p.m.) Register here.
  • Cornelius, Davidson & Huntersville Block Party
    May 20, 2021 (6 p.m.) Register here.
Questions? Contact the Culture Blocks team at cultureblocks@artsandscience.org.

Upcoming Virtual Programs

All the events, classes and workshops listed below are FREE thanks to the generous financial support of Mecklenburg County

 

Using Your Unique: Virtual Songwriting Workshop
When: March 5 – 26 (Fridays at 5:30 p.m.)
Where: Zoom. Register here. Pre-registration required.

 

Dear Soul Music Co. Presents the Using Your Unique: Virtual Songwriting Workshop. This online edition is a four-week workshop for songwriters at all levels on songwriting structure, techniques, and collaboration. Instruction by singer-songwriters, Arsena Schroeder & 1 Way North.


Adult/Senior Pottery Workshop
When: Tuesday, March 9 (10 a.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. You may pick up your kit up at Hickory Grove Library.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Adult/Senior Pottery Workshop
When: Wednesday, March 10 (10 a.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Kit Pickup: *Kits with air dry clay, simple clay tools and paint to finish the dried projects will be available for pickup at the David B. Waymer (14008 Holbrooks Rd.) Recreation Center in Huntersville March 8th from 10am-5pm.

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Family Pottery Workshop
When: Thursday, March 11 (5 p.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. Kits for this workshop can be picked up at Beatties Ford Regional Library.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Family Pottery Workshop
When: Monday, March 15 (5:30 p.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here.

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. You may pick up your kit up at South Blvd Library.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Family Pottery Workshop
When: Wednesday, March 17 (5:30 p.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here.

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. You may pick up your kit up at South Blvd Library.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Adult/Senior Pottery Workshop
When: Thursday, March 18 (10 a.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. You may pick up your kit up at Hickory Grove Library.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Dancing the Poem Workshop: A virtual creative movement and poetry workshop
When: Wednesday, March 20 (10 a.m.)
Age: All ages (Family)
Where: Zoom. Register here. Pre-registration required. 

Dancing the Poem is a one hour online creative movement workshop for KIDS and FAMILIES that will explore a work of poetry through dance! Working with dance educators, Sarah Council and Erin Badger-Coffey, movers of all ages will make words come alive as we work together to create and perform original movement inspired by our favorite poems. Join us and experience both poetry and dance as powerful modes of expression that utilize imagery, emotion, and rhythm! This program is a virtual partnership with Sarah Council Dance Projects and Culture Blocks.


Family Pottery Workshop
When: Wednesday, March 20 (11 a.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Kit Pickup: *Kits with air dry clay, simple clay tools and paint to finish the dried projects will be available for pickup at the David B. Waymer (14008 Holbrooks Rd.) Recreation Center in Huntersville week of March 15th from 10am-5pm.

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


My Wonderful Birthday Suit presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
When: Saturday, March 20 (2 – 3:30 p.m.)
Where:
Online. Click the link for instructions on how to access the performance: http://bit.ly/ctc-culture-blocks

A surprise birthday party gives three children something truly amazing to celebrate – their differences.

Rainbows, moonbeams and birthday magic make for a super-fun party! But friendships are questioned when comments about skin color slip out. By sharing experiences, the children learn important lessons that pave the way to forgiveness. This spectacular story told with music, a puppet named Bobo the bird and the wonder of a magical Thinking Tree will give everyone something to ponder.

Watch the colorful 60-minute performance followed by story time with actors from the show plus a special guest appearance from Bobo the bow-laying bird! Recommended for ages 4+.


Dope Jazz Music Series

When: Sunday, March 21 (6 p.m.)
Where: Online. Pre-registration required. Register here.

Jazz is dope and Dapper Street is at it again! Streaming live from The Cube it’s the Dope Jazz Series featuring Charlotte’s finest musicians paying tribute to jazz greats.


Dancing the Poem Workshop: A virtual creative movement and poetry workshop
When: Saturday, March 27 (10 a.m.)
Age: All ages (Family)
Where: Zoom. Register here. Pre-registration required. 

Dancing the Poem is a one hour online creative movement workshop for KIDS and FAMILIES that will explore a work of poetry through dance! Working with dance educators, Sarah Council and Erin Badger-Coffey, movers of all ages will make words come alive as we work together to create and perform original movement inspired by our favorite poems. Join us and experience both poetry and dance as powerful modes of expression that utilize imagery, emotion, and rhythm! This program is a virtual partnership with Sarah Council Dance Projects and Culture Blocks.


Family Pottery Workshop
When: Saturday, March 27 (1 p.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. You may pick up your kit up at Hickory Grove Library.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Family Pottery Workshop
When: Thursday, April 8 (5:00 p.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. See details below.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Unplugged & Live: Virtual Music Festival
When: Friday, April 9 (7 p.m.)
Where: Online. Register here. Pre-registration required.

Dear Soul Music Co. Presents the Unplugged+Live: Virtual Music Festival. Featuring full band performances from Emanual Wynter, Tamra, Persona Bell, Aftanci, Arsena Schroeder, and special guests. Tune in for live music, giveaways, and more!


Family Pottery Workshop
When: Monday, April 12 (5:00 p.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. See details below.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Adult/Senior Pottery Workshop
When: Wednesday, April 14 (10 a.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. Kit Pickup: *Kits with air dry clay, simple clay tools and paint to finish the dried projects will be available for pickup at the David B. Waymer (14008 Holbrooks Rd.) Recreation Center in Huntersville April 7th from 10am-5pm.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event


Dancing the Poem Workshop: A virtual creative movement and poetry workshop
When: Saturday, April 17 (11 a.m.)
Age: 13 and up
Where: Zoom. Register here. Pre-registration required. 

Dancing the Poem is a 1.5 hour online movement and poetry writing workshop for teens and adults ages 13 and up that will explore a work of poetry through movement. Working with dance educators, Sarah Council and Erin Badger-Coffey, movers will make words come alive as we work together to create choreography inspired by poetic imagery. We will then respond to what was made by creating a collaborative original poem. Join us and experience both poetry and dance as powerful modes of expression that utilize imagery, emotion, and rhythm! This program is a virtual partnership with Sarah Council Dance Projects and Culture Blocks.


Family Pottery Workshop
When: Monday, April 19 (5:30 p.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Family Pottery Workshop
When: Wednesday, April 21 (5:30 p.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. See details below.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Dope Jazz Music Series

When: Sunday, April 21 (6 p.m.)
Where: Online. Pre-registration required. Register here.

Jazz is dope and Dapper Street is at it again! Streaming live from The Cube it’s the Dope Jazz Series featuring Charlotte’s finest musicians paying tribute to jazz greats.


Dancing the Poem Workshop: A virtual creative movement and poetry workshop
When: Saturday, April 24 (11 a.m.)
Age: 13 and up
Where: Zoom. Register here. Pre-registration required.

Dancing the Poem is a 1.5 hour online movement and poetry writing workshop for teens and adults ages 13 and up that will explore a work of poetry through movement. Working with dance educators, Sarah Council and Erin Badger-Coffey, movers will make words come alive as we work together to create choreography inspired by poetic imagery. We will then respond to what was made by creating a collaborative original poem. Join us and experience both poetry and dance as powerful modes of expression that utilize imagery, emotion, and rhythm! This program is a virtual partnership with Sarah Council Dance Projects and Culture Blocks.


Family Pottery Workshop
When: Saturday, April 24 (11 a.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. Kit Pickup: *Kits with air dry clay, simple clay tools and paint to finish the dried projects will be available for pickup at the David B. Waymer (14008 Holbrooks Rd.) Recreation Center in Huntersville week of April 19th from 10am-5pm.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Family Pottery Workshop
When: Thursday, April 29 (5:30 p.m.)
Where: Zoom. Pre-registration required. Register here

Join Clayworks via Zoom for these hands-on clay making workshops. Workshops are free but registration is required. Clay and supplies kits for each person registered will be made available for pick-up, typically a week before the workshop. Each workshop has a specific partner location for pick-up with specific dates and times. See details below.

In your materials kit, you will receive everything you need to create a fun clay project during this live Zoom workshop. A Clayworks teaching artist will give step-by-step instructions on how to pinch, coil, slip and score your way to a completed project of their choice. Since we will be using air dry clay, paint is included to finish your project once the piece dries.

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link and passcode to access the workshop a few days before the event.


Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
When: Sunday, May 2 (2p.m.)
Where: Online. Email the Box Office team at boxoffice@ctcharlotte.org for questions and instructions on how to access the performance.

Kindness casts a welcomed light against the dark shadow of the Holocaust.
11-year-old Daniel has escaped Nazi Germany and finds himself alone on the shores of Havana, Cuba. He meets spirited 12-year-old Paloma who has some painful secrets of her own. Through their unlikely bond, she introduces Daniel to the language, music and history of Cuban culture. However, once Cuba enters the war these two young friends are faced with some dangerous choices that will ultimately test their friendship. This production is part of The Kindness Project.

Watch the 90-minute performance followed by a lively post-show activity exploring the culture of Cuba. Recommended for ages 8+.


Using Your Unique: Artist Branding Workshop
When: May 8 – 29 (Saturdays at 1 p.m.)
Where: Zoom. Register here. Pre-registration required.

Dear Soul Music Co. Presents the Using Your Unique: Virtual Artist Branding Workshop. Here, participants learn healthy marketing and branding skills to aid them in identifying their unique positioning within the marketplace. This virtual workshop is a four-week workshop for independent artists of all mediums via ZOOM. Instruction by Arsena Schroeder.


Unplugged & Live: Virtual Music Festival
When: Friday, June 11 (7 p.m.)
Where: Online. Register here. Pre-registration required.

Dear Soul Music Co. Presents the Unplugged+Live: Virtual Music Festival. Featuring full band performances from Emanual Wynter, Tamra, Persona Bell, Aftanci, Arsena Schroeder, and special guests. Tune in for live music, giveaways, and more!


 

Ongoing Programs

 

Virtual Drum Circle with Piedmont Music Therapy
When: Every Wednesday from March 10 through April 14 (5 p.m.)
Where: Online. Register here.

During the pandemic, more and more people are looking for ways to release energy and learn new skills. Drumming may be the answer! In these Youtube live-stream events, participants will play along with a drum circle facilitator, explore new rhythms and patterns, and learn that you don’t have to have a drum to make music. Utilizing body percussion and other household objects, you’ll be amazed to find an orchestra in your own home!


Virtual Drum Circle with Piedmont Music Therapy
When: Every Thursday from March 11 through April 15 (5 p.m.)
Where: Online. Register here.

During the pandemic, more and more people are looking for ways to release energy and learn new skills. Drumming may be the answer! In these Youtube live-stream events, participants will play along with a drum circle facilitator, explore new rhythms and patterns, and learn that you don’t have to have a drum to make music. Utilizing body percussion and other household objects, you’ll be amazed to find an orchestra in your own home!


Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Life Skills Through Theatre Skills
When: Fridays through March 26 (10 a.m.) 
Where: Zoom

This online program will allow students to explore the artist within by utilizing theatre and art activities. Students participate in a variety of activities, including: ensemble/team building, theatre games, improv basics, group storytelling, craft and prop creation and public speaking exercises.


Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Life Skills Through Theatre Skills
When: Tuesdays through March 16 (9:30 a.m.) 
Where: Zoom

This online program will allow students to explore the artist within by utilizing theatre and art activities. Students participate in a variety of activities, including: ensemble/team building, theatre games, improv basics, group storytelling, craft and prop creation and public speaking exercises.


Becoming a YouTube Producer with PowerUp USA
When: Monday and Wednesday (4:30 pm) from February 1 through March 31
Where: Online. Register here.

A YouTuber, also known as a YouTube personality or YouTube content creator, is a type of videographer or entertainer who produces videos for the video-sharing website YouTube, sometimes being supported by larger networks. Some YouTube personalities also have corporate sponsors who pay for product placement in their clips or production of online videos. These content-creators are often considered to be “influencers”. The content they post often consists of, vlogging, gaming, roleplay, singing, and many more other types of content. This program is for youth 7 – 17 years old.


Game creation with “ROBLOX” with PowerUp USA
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays (4 pm) from February 2 through April 8
Where: Online. Register here.

Roblox is an online game platform and game creation system that allows users to program games and play games created by other users. The platform hosts user-created games of multiple genres coded in the programming language Lua. Roblox is free-to-play, with in-game purchases available through a virtual currency called “Robux”.  Students will learn the ABC’s of game production with the Roblox platform and how to storyboard their ideas into game reality.


Guerilla Poets’ Free Art Workshops
When: Every 1st Saturday through May 2021 (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81454643674?pwd=eGo2dGlxWWgxN2cwVkdRRHloWkRpZz09
Meeting ID: 814 5464 3674
Passcode: 110227

Learn about a new artist and art technique each month! Free art supply bundles for those who need it. Pick up at Derita Dairy Bar + Grill.


Guerilla Poets’ Free Music/Poetry Workshops
When: Every 1st Saturday through May 2021 (12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.)
Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81959904405?pwd=eDNZMEkzcnVlZWhYMEtsNFFCVklnQT09
Meeting ID: 819 5990 4405
Passcode: 992589

Music and Poetry workshops focused on a monthly genre, community impact or artist. Learn about musical histories, poetry revolutions and how to write your own poems and play different instruments and styles.


Guerilla Poets’ Inspired Sessions (Spoken word + Live Painting)
When: Every 1st Tuesday through May 2021 (11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)
Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84089330165?pwd=M0l6TVI3OEZYN2t0bzBUdlg2OFdodz09
Meeting ID: 840 8933 0165
Passcode: 887550

Join us to share poetry and live art based on themes found in the book of the month selected by the West Blvd Library book club.


Drum Circles on LIVE with Drums 4 Life
When: Every Saturday through June (12 – 1:30 p.m.)
Where: Drums 4 Life’s Facebook and Instagram pages

Tune in with your drums, pots, pans and water jugs! Drums 4 Life presents an exciting African Drum Circle for people of all ages. Participants will learn about the rewards of African drumming.


Project Harmony
When: Mondays and Wednesdays (4 p.m.) and Tuesdays and Thursdays (4:30 p.m.)
Where: Online. Enroll here.

Project Harmony is a free after school orchestra program for 2nd through 5th grade students. An intensive afterschool youth program focused on Charlotte communities with the fewest resources, Project Harmony is a music and leadership program aimed at expanding the vision of what’s possible in the lives of area youth. Students attend free virtual group music classes two days per week (depending on location) after school. Beginners will have the opportunity to learn about string and wind instruments. Returning students will continue their journey on their instrument from last year.

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How does Culture Blocks work? 

Culture Blocks program staff learn more about what is happening within the community through conversation with residents. Those conversations take place while in attendance at neighborhood meetings and community events, at Culture Blocks hosted gatherings and facilitated discussions, and including residents in the process of identifying programming priorities.

Through resource sharing and support of relevant programming, Culture Blocks supports the scaling of existing cultural infrastructure and augments existing happenings with additional feedback based programming.

To view a list of the feedback Culture Blocks has received from the community, click here.


Where Do Culture blocks programs take place? 

Culture Blocks funded experiences take place closer to where residents live at libraries, parks, recreation centers, and relevant community spaces to increase access and reduce transportation and parking barriers.

Funded by Mecklenburg County, Culture Blocks is a community partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation to provide cultural programming in ten geographical blocks of Mecklenburg County.

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how can i become involved with culture blocks?

  • Attend Culture Blocks hosted gatherings and facilitated discussions or sponsored cultural events
  • Invite Culture Blocks staff to attend neighborhood meetings and community events
  • Serve as a volunteer at Culture Blocks events or on planning committees
  • Share information about upcoming Culture Blocks events by inviting neighbors, posting on social media, and/or listing events in community newsletters
  • Opt-in to the Culture Blocks text messaging program by texting the word CULTURE to 797979

To stay informed and engaged, contact the Culture Blocks team at cultureblocks@artsandscience.org.

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Culture Blocks is made possible thanks to the generous financial support of Mecklenburg County.

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