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    ArtBreak at Levine Center for the Arts

    Presented by Mint Museum at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    March 17, 2016 - December 21, 2017

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    TAKE AN ARTBREAK & TOUR A MUSEUM DURING THE NOON HOUR

    ArtBreak tours are free, thirty minute guided tours each third Thursday at the Mint Museum Uptown, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

    Docents will guide visitors through the galleries every third Thursday of each month. Whether it’s an introductory experience for a first-time ...more



    Monthly Bird Walk

    Presented by Discovery Place Nature at Discovery Place Nature, Charlotte

    June 3, 2017

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    Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a walk around the Museum and Freedom Park to discover birds that can be seasonally or permanently found in and around Charlotte and the...more

    May Featured Artists: Joni Purk and David Terpening “Oil Mixes with Wood”

    Presented by Charlotte Fine Art Gallery at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, Charlotte

    May 2 - June 3, 2017

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    Oil artist and Curator Joni Purk will be one of our featured artists for May.  You will see why she is nicknamed the Artist of Diversity.  David Terpening is the most meticulous wood...more

    A Visit from Nature Cat

    Presented by Discovery Place Kids - Huntersville at Discovery Place KIDS - Huntersville, Huntersville

    June 3, 2017

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    Ever wonder how to be a nature explorer? Join Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire” and star of the animated PBS KIDS series, for a fun day of natural world discovery featuring...more

    Bilingual Stories & Music - Fathers/Padres

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    June 3, 2017

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    Come celebrate our amazing fathers in a fun way with songs, fun games, stories, and more.

    These fun, interactive bilingual (Spanish/English) mornings incorporate music, plays, and stories...more

    Family First: Hot Off The Press Screen Printing Workshop

    Presented by Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 3, 2017

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    Bring an old t-shirt or tote bag to the Gantt Center for this month’s Family First series, Hot Off the Press with local entrepreneur, Ndelo. Turn something old into something new by creating...more

    Long Live Arts Festival

    Presented by Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 3, 2017

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    Get ready for the second Annual #LongLiveArts FREE Community Festival! Everyone is invited to Levine Center for the Arts to enjoy this special collaboration between the Bechtler Museum of Modern...more

    Night at the IMAX: Everest

    Presented by Discovery Place Science at Discovery Place Science, Charlotte

    June 6, 2017

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    The highest grossing giant screen documentary of all time is back in IMAX for one night only!

    Experience the harrowing 1996 EVEREST expedition during a special evening showing in...more

    Con A De Arte

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 7, 2017

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    This annual event seeks to showcase the work of local artists from the Latin American community in the Charlotte area through presentations modeled after the TED Conferences which include visual...more

    75th Anniversary Scholarship Fundraising Reception

    Presented by Charlotte Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Deltas of Charlotte Foundation at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 9, 2017

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    Spend a Friday evening with us for a good cause! The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in collaboration with Johnson C. Smith University, launches its first endowment...more

    World Oceans Day

    Presented by Discovery Place Science at Discovery Place Science, Charlotte

    June 10, 2017

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    Dive into World Oceans Day and explore what makes 71 percent of the Earth's surface so amazing! Chat with experts from Discovery Place Science and the North Carolina Fossil Club about ocean...more

    Moving Spirits: A Community Intensive Dance Workshop

    Presented by Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    February 11 - June 10, 2017

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    Join us at the Gantt Center every second Saturday of the month as we dance through the African diaspora. This monthly movement conservatory will focus on bringing the dance forms and techniques of...more

    Poetry and Paintings with Jonathan K. Rice

    Presented by The People's Gallery

    June 10, 2017

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    Local Charlotte Renaissance man Jonathan K. Rice will be reading selected poems from his new book "Killing Time", as well as presenting a number of his artworks at The People's Gallery. Take the...more

    Traces

    Presented by Arts Council of York County

    May 5 - June 11, 2017

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    EXHIBIT | May 5 - June 11, 2017
    FREE, PUBLIC RECEPTION | Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. -Nathaniel Hawthorne
    The...more

    Art of Reading Tour: Pride & Prejudice

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    June 11, 2017

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    Are you a fan of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice? Want to discuss this classic tale with fellow fans, but are not in a book group? 

    Through its Art of Reading program,...more

    Rosedale Adventure Camps: Fairy Camp

    Presented by Historic Rosedale Plantation at Historic Rosedale Plantation, Charlotte

    June 13, 2017

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    Have your wee ones visit Historic Rosedale for this unique half day camp. This is a great opportunity to explore our urban shire and hunt for fairies that hide all around. They will learn about...more

    A Visual Tale to Tell Art Reveal

    Presented by Community School of the Arts and Arts & Science Council at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Scaleybark Branch, Charlotte

    June 13, 2017

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    Join us for a fun community artwork Reveal Party! The piece was created by Scaleybark Library community members, in collaboration with Community School of the Arts artists Emily Andress and...more

    Lecture by NC Artist Bob Trotman

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 14, 2017

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    Trotman's work has ties to the vernacular tradition of carved figures while actively satirizing the elaborate posturings of power, privilege, and pretense. Trotman will discuss his background and...more

    Book Reading & Signing of Fairy Tale Knights by Antwon McNair

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 14, 2017

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    Author and illustrator Antwon “Wolly” McNair shares from his daughter-inspired book, Fairy Tale Knights,which follows the adventures of Malia, the youngest and most powerful knight in the...more

    Paint, Splatter, Splash! Art Camp

    Presented by Charlotte Academy of Music at Charlotte Academy of Music, Matthews

    June 13 - June 15, 2017

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    Painting, Painting, & More Painting!

    Unless your creativity and build new skills in our fun, relaxed, inspired and imaginative environment. We’ll learn the basics of value,...more

    Rosedale Adventure Camps: Take Walk on The Wild Side (Nature Camp)

    Presented by Historic Rosedale Plantation at Historic Rosedale Plantation, Charlotte

    June 15, 2017

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    Buzz around like a bee in this fun and educational half day camp where kids connect with nature in a unique historic setting and urban green space. The camp includes educational games about the...more

    Teachers' Workshop: Artist Bob Trotman

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 15, 2017

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    Bob Trotman is a sculptor working in Western North Carolina, with work featured in State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now as well as the Mint’s contemporary art collection....more

    WWI Lecture Series: Jessica Bandel, North Carolina and the Great War 1914-1918

    Presented by Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite at Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, Charlotte

    June 15, 2017

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    Join Jessica Bandel from the North Carolina Office of Archives and History to discuss her newly released book, North Carolina and the Great War, 1914-1918. A reception and book signing will follow...more

    ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: I May Not Be A Lion

    Presented by Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy

    April 7 - June 16, 2017

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    ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: I May Not Be A Lion opens at Hodges Taylor on Friday, April 7th from 6 to 8pm! An artist talk will be held on Saturday, May 20th starting at 10:30am. The talk will be...more

    The Paint & Play Experience

    Presented by Create Amazing LLC

    June 15 - June 16, 2017

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    Paint & Play is a fusion of performing and visual arts. After being featured in The Charlotte Post, Fox 46 Charlotte, WBTV 3 News, and every FM radio station in Charlotte this is the place to...more

    Gendered: An Inclusive Art Show - Opening Night

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 16, 2017

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    The Young Affiliates of the Mint (the “YAMs”) are announcing the artists selected by the jury panel for their second annual art show, GENDERED: An Inclusive Art...more

    Bechtler By Night: Painting with Bob Ross

    Presented by Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 16, 2017

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    Art enthusiasts across the city of Charlotte have made #BechtlerByNight the premiere art event to look forward to the third Friday of every month. Friday, June 16, the Bechtler will provide a...more

    Doughnuts with Dad

    Presented by Billy Graham Library at Billy Graham Library, Charlotte

    June 17, 2017

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    Let’s thank our dads for all they are and all they do. From teaching their kids to protecting their families, dads carry so much responsibility. They deserve a special day of appreciation, so...more

    Paranormal Grounds Investigation

    Presented by Historic Rosedale Plantation at Historic Rosedale Plantation, Charlotte

    June 16 - June 17, 2017

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    Join professional ghost hunters as they take groups of no more than 20 guests through the grounds of Rosedale’s 200 year old plantation, and attempt contact with the beyond. You will use the...more

    NexGen Design Lab | Bob Trotman, NC Artist

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 17, 2017

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    Bob Trotman is a sculptor working in Western North Carolina, with work featured in State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now as well as the Mint’s contemporary art collection....more

    Community Art Workshops

    Presented by Community School of the Arts and Arts & Science Council at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Sugar Creek Branch, Charlotte

    May 20 - June 17, 2017

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    Join us for free community art workshops! 

    Saturday, May 20th: Participants will explore the notion of weaving and the fabrics of our lives and communities. After describing our...more

    Fathers Day At The Gantt Center

    Presented by Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 18, 2017

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    Fathers who are accompanied with their child or children gain free admission to the Harvey B. Gantt Center this Father's Day, June 18, 2017!

    Take a selfie of you and your...more

    Beginning Clay: Wheel and Handbuilding (Tuesday AM)

    Presented by Clayworks, Inc. at Clayworks, Inc., Charlotte

    May 16 - June 20, 2017

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    This class is designed for the true beginner, no previous experience necessary. Students will explore basic Handbuilding and wheel throwing as well learn various decorating and glazing...more

    Fifth Annual Binders-Mint Hill Arts Judged Show

    Presented by Mint Hill Arts and Binders Art Supplies and Frames

    June 2 - June 21, 2017

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    Mint Hill Arts is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Binders Judged Art Show at the gallery at 11205 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill. Prizes in the form of gift certificates from Binders Art Supplies...more

    Beginning Clay: Wheel and Handbuilding (Thursday PM)

    Presented by Clayworks, Inc. at Clayworks, Inc., Charlotte

    May 18 - June 22, 2017

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    This class is designed for the true beginner, no previous experience necessary. Students will explore basic Handbuilding and wheel throwing as well learn various decorating and glazing...more

    Latin Music Concert Series

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 22, 2017

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    The Latin Music Concert seeks to showcase different music rhythms from Latin America, highlighting the talents of local Latino and non-Latino artists. From classical music to Latin jazz,...more

    Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

    Presented by Discovery Place Science at Discovery Place Science, Charlotte

    August 6, 2016 - June 24, 2017

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    Take an exclusive look at the non-public, working areas of the Discovery Place aquarium. Join us on this approximately 25-minute behind-the-scenes tour and discover how our aquarists breed...more

    George III and Queen Charlotte Tea

    Presented by Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite at Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, Charlotte

    June 25, 2017

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    In the fall of 1760, George III from the House of Hanover assumed the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. The next year, he married Charlotte, a princess from Mecklenburg-Strelitz in Germany....more

    Sunday Fun Day | A Day at the Beach

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 25, 2017

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    It’s family time at the Mint! Enjoy family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, artist demos, STEAM studio, and family yoga sessions.

    Search for scenes of splashy summer fun...more

    Art of Reading Tour: The Invention of Wings

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    June 28, 2017

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    Open to fans of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings. This pre-Civil War story presents two extraordinary women: one an urban slave descended from Fon people of western Africa;...more

    Into the Hornet’s Nest Summer Camp

    Presented by Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite at Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, Charlotte

    June 26 - June 30, 2017

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    In September of 1780 General Cornwallis came marching into Charlotte and descended into a Hornet’s Nest of Rebellion! Campers at the Into the Hornet’s Nest camp will explore the story of the...more

    Military Appreciation Luncheon

    Presented by Billy Graham Library at Billy Graham Library, Charlotte

    July 1, 2017

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    If you’re an active or retired member of the U.S. military, we would like to honor you for the sacrifices you have made for our country. We invite you and your family to the Billy Graham Library...more

    June Featured Exhibit: Artists of the Carolinas

    Presented by Charlotte Fine Art Gallery at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, Charlotte

    June 6 - July 1, 2017

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    Local artists are an important part of every city.  Come see why the Charlotte area has such amazing talent.  We will be showcasing all of our local artists this month and you will be...more

    Zun Lee: Father Figure

    Presented by Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    January 28 - July 8, 2017

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    Zun Lee: Father Figure is at once documentary photography and personal visual storytelling. Through intimate black-and-white frames, the aim is to provide insight into often-overlooked aspects of...more

    The Future is Abstract

    Presented by Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    January 28 - July 8, 2017

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    Curated by Dexter Wimberly, The Future is Abstract highlights the work of four multidisciplinary, contemporary artists working in abstract painting and mixed-media. The...more

    Jordan Casteel: Harlem Notes

    Presented by Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    January 28 - July 8, 2017

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    Jordan Casteel: Harlem Notes is an exhibition of recent paintings by Harlem based artist, Jordan Casteel. The exhibition combines her exterior portraits with details that explore intimacy and...more

    The Dust on Butterflies' Wings: A Pastel Invitational

    Presented by Jerald Melberg Gallery at Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte

    May 13 - July 8, 2017

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    Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present a new invitational exhibition of artists from across the United States who are known for their mastery in pastel. The title of the exhibition comes...more

    Harry Potter Music & Art Camp

    Presented by Charlotte Academy of Music at Charlotte Academy of Music, Matthews

    July 10 - July 14, 2017

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    Spend a week this summer at our very own Hogwarts School of Magic and Music! After using the sorting hat to determine each camper’s house, we will embark upon a magical time of Music and Art....more

    Gold Star Families Breakfast & Tour

    Presented by Billy Graham Library at Billy Graham Library, Charlotte

    July 14, 2017

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    The Billy Graham Library invites Gold Star families—those who have lost loved ones in service to our nation—to a morning of fellowship and encouragement. Please join us on Friday, July 14, at...more

    GENDERED: An Inclusive Art Show

    Presented by Young Affiliates of the Mint at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 16 - July 21, 2017

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    We find ourselves in the midst of a nationwide conversation. It is our hope that 'Gendered' will be a platform for a discussion of national relevance in the very battleground of HB2 and the 2016...more

    Gendered: An Inclusive Art Show

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    June 16 - July 21, 2017

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    The Young Affiliates of the Mint (the “YAMs”) are announcing the artists selected by the jury panel for their second annual art show, GENDERED: An Inclusive Art...more

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