North End/Sugar Creek/Hidden Valley Block

North of uptown Charlotte along North Graham and North Tryon streets, Statesville Avenue and Sugar Creek Road


Reach Dance Program presented by Charlotte Ballet

When: Every Wednesday through May 2020 (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center (500 Bilmark Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28213)

Charlotte Ballet Reach program is a community outreach scholarship program that makes quality dance training available to students at no cost. Classes meet twice weekly, from September to May, at local Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Centers. Students must attend an audition and demonstrate a natural talent for movement, the potential to be trained in dance and financial need. For more information contact Shannon Fraser at

West African Dance Classes by Charlotte Ballet

When: Every Tuesday through June 23, 2020 (1:15 p.m.)
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Recreation Site (500 Bilmark Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28213)

West African Dance embraces the beauty — through rhythm and music — of traditional West
African dance. This workshop is open to all ages. No previous dance experience is required. For more information, contact Shannon Fraser or call 704-414-2774.

Serving Our Community Through the Arts (SOCA) presented by Harvesting Humanity

When: Mondays through June, 2020 (4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Recreation Site (500 Bilmark Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28213)

Are you a middle or high-school age student interested in exploring the arts? This 8-month experiential learning and community engagement program for middle and high school students cultivates 21st century leaders. In this program you will explore the visual and digital arts, photography, music and dance, and have the chance to go on experimental learning field trips. To register email Eboné Lockett at or call 980-785-5312.

African Drum Circle presented by Drums 4 Life

When: Every First Saturday – January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, 2020
Where: Sugar Creek Library (4045 N Tryon St Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28206)

Drums 4 Life presents an exciting African Drum Circle for people of all ages. Participants will learn about the rewards of African drumming and have a hands on experience drumming on different African instruments. Drums are provided for all participants.No prior experience is required.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Youth

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | All ages

Adult Art Workshop series presented by Arts+

When: January 25, February 22, March 14, April 11, May 16, 2020 (6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
Where: The Bridge (4100 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, NC)

Each workshop will focus on a different art making process and be led by a local well-known community artist. Workshops will use themes such as: architectural painting, alternative photography methods, experimental mosaics, and multi-step printmaking. For adults, 18+.

Accidental Friends presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020 (2:00 p.m.)
Where: Sugar Creek Library (4045 N Tryon St Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28206)

Jonathan Small sits in his hospital room recovering from a head injury, bandages covering his eyes. He can’t see but it’s very clear that his friends are not there and no one has come to see him. That is, until, he receives a surprise visit from classmate Hilda, the geeky, overachiever from a different social circle. She challenges Jonathan to join her on a sightless adventure around the room; and within the walls of the hospital, the two form a fast friendship. But when Jonathan is discharged, he returns to his group of friends, ignoring Hilda, and setting a chain of events in motion that affects them all. This smartly-written drama explores the dynamics of friendships formed, lost and regained. Recommended for 3rd-8th grade.


Artnatomy Workshops presented by Artnatomy – REGISTRATION FULL

When: Various, see below
Where: Hygge – Camp North End (330 Camp Rd, Charlotte, NC 28206)

Artists working with two dimensional and three-dimensional media are given the opportunity to participate in a series of workshops that spread throughout a month and showcase at our semi-annual artist showcase. The workshops and showcase will expose amateur and practicing artists to knowledge about the fundamentals of practicing art as a profession. Questions? Email

March 7: Field Trip (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
March 21: The Business Plan (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
April 4: Marketing & Promotion (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
April 25: The Art of Curation (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)