Northwest Block

Northwest Charlotte bordered by Rozzelles Ferry and Beatties Ford roads and Freedom Drive and State Street

Check out this article from The Charlotte Post about the ‘Hamilton’-style master class that took place at Northwest School of the Arts. Led by cast member and NWSA alum Willie “Tre” Smith, the event was sponsored by ASC’s #CultureBlocks program.

Photo: The Charlotte Post


All the World’s a Stage Theater Workshop
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 25 – August 15 (12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Where: Beatties Ford Road Regional Library (2412 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216)
Using Shakespeare’s works and studies, “ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE” program will allow participants to experience elements of theatrical art with awareness. The program will consist of different workshops such as history of theater,practical execution of character study along with physical harmony, set design manipulation, and comprehensive vignettes performed all centered on Shakespearean Theater. REGISTER NOW! Visit www. or call 704-416-3000.


Reclaim 37: The Exhibition presented by JCSU and Levine Museum of the New South
When: Ongoing
Where: James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith University (100 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216)

The Reclaim 37 exhibit chronicles the past and present-day narratives of historic black spaces along the Beatties Ford Road Corridor/Biddleville which is located on the west side of Charlotte, North Carolina. Using the lens of Afrofuturism, Reclaim 37 exhibit takes the concept of the everyday Beatties Ford Road Corridor/Biddleville experiences and recreate them to provide tangible access to this community’s history through reshaping the lens of today and projecting a strong future. The exhibit will create a learning experience using art, sound, and visual to share the history of Charlotte, NC’s only survived post-bellum, streetcar black community, Biddleville. Biddleville is just minutes from uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities across the nation. The opening programming will feature music, tours, light refreshments, meet and greet with the creative team and more. For more details contact Monika Rhue, Project Director at


Jazzin’ & Bluzin’ With the Seniors presented by Dapper Street Productions

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019 (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.) & Thursday, April 2, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m)
Where: West Charlotte Recreation Center (2401 Kendall Dr, Charlotte, NC 28216)

Jazzin’ & Bluzin is an hour of live jazz, blues and storytelling by the Dapper Street Jazz Band. Attendees are encouraged to cut a strut, if the music moves ya. You dig? More information here.


Senior/Adult Pottery Workshop presented by Clayworks

When: October 10, 2019 & January 9, 2020 & April 9, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Where: West Charlotte Recreation Center (2401 Kendall Dr, Charlotte, NC 28216)

In this hour and a half long pottery workshop, our ceramic teaching artists will walk you through a clay project from start to finish. These programs are designed to provide an opportunity to explore the material of clay and to learn different hand-building techniques. Projects created during a workshop will be brought back to Clayworks to be fired and glazed before being returned to the workshop location for pickup. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery. Pre-registration is required for these classes. Call 980-314-1120 to order.