This Week June 1st – 6th

Welcome Summer! With the heat comes lots of summertime activity in the arts here in Charlotte! For more on events throughout the month, be sure to check out our post on Charlotte Agenda!

For this week be sure to check out these great events!

Mint Museum


On June 3rd at 6:30 support the Mint Museum’s Annual Fund by enjoying some summer fun at Party in the Park. Event is Free but there is a suggested donation of $10.  Live Music, Outdoor Games, and of course – see the amazing collection at the Mint Museum Randolph!

Gantt Center

Ken Gonzales-Day

Ken Gonzales-Day

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture will hold a family friendly Closing Celebration on June 6th for the powerful exhibition, Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness. During the 11 – 2pm event kids can participate in hands on events, guided tours and a film screening. Check out our review of the show here.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden


Head outside for a different kind of art experience and visit “ZimSculpt” at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.  ZimSculpt is a traveling exhibition of more than 100 sculptures from Zimbabwe. Learn more about the program here.

Davidson College Galleries


Collected: Works in Alumni Art Collections will open in conjunction with the College’s reunion festivities.  Opening Reception is June 5th from 3:30pm- 5:00pm. The show features nearly 50 works by 20 different Davidson families including works by NC Wyeth, Roy Lichtenstein, Dennis Oppenheim, Nancy Rubins, Eugene Boudin, Elaine Kooning, African Art objects and more! Summer Gallery hours are Tu-Th, 10am – 4pm.

Arts and Science Council – City Council Budget Vote Next Monday

The City of Charlotte’s funding for the Arts and Science Council is currently under review by City Council as a part of the City of Charlotte’s overall budget.  On June 8th City Council will vote to either keep the ASC funding level flat at $2,940,823, or cut the budget by up to 10%!  A 10% reduction would impact public/private partnerships, the work of the Cultural Life Task force, and would directly cut all grants and services to the city’s cultural and community groups.

Stay Tuned to the ASC’s Facebook and Twitter  Accounts for more updates on the June 8th vote!






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