Join us as we continue the journey and help us
grow. We have dreams of expanding our
programs and services to provide even more
exciting and fun cultural opportunities.
The arts nourish our souls and are essential
to the quality of our lives.
The Arts Council believes the arts, in fact, are
for everyone, beginning with our children and
continuing throughout lifetimes.
Make your donation today
as we begin our next 25+ years!
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If you would like to mail your contribution,
you can download the PDF version of the form,
please print and fill out the form, then send
it with your tax deductible contribution to:
Cleveland County Arts Council
111 South Washington Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Show Your Support
A lot can happen in 25 years.
From dreams to reality, from thoughts and ideas to events and programs, the Arts Council has grown and changed over the years.
Some things have stayed the same. Our dedication to bringing quality cultural
opportunities to Cleveland County remains strong. Our goals continue to be to provide a central location for the arts in our county, administrative service to affiliate organizations, and art education for all age groups.
We offer opportunities where children can play, learn, and laugh. Where adults can discover talents they never knew they had or enjoy the talents of others. Where anyone can try new things, see new things, and share new dreams.
• Real to Reel International Film Festival
• Art of Sound Music Festival
• Exhibits and Gallery Crawls
• Mystery Art
• The Big Chill
• Bowling for Dollars
• Holiday Home Tour
• Artist in Schools Grants for Cleveland County teachers.
• Grassroots Grants for organizations.
• Regional Artist Grants for artists.
Arts and Education:
• We reach over 20,000 students through performances and workshop activities that enrich the education of Cleveland County students.
• We award scholarships to outstanding high school art students planning to attend college.
• We offer 7 weeks of summer art camp providing over 300 children the opportunity to learn basic art skills, perform plays, be creative and have fun.
• We offer classes and workshops for adults in a variety of media.
• Art exhibits provide opportunities for local, regional and national artists to display and sell their works at the Arts Center, Charlie Harry County Administrative Building and Boiling Springs Town Hall.
• On-line Artists Directory allows artists to post their pictures, biographies and resumes and provides a great resource for those looking to employ artists or purchase original works of art.
• E-blasts to announce events and opportunities for artists.
• Adult and student art competitions award over $3400 and give children and adults
the chance to exhibit their artwork.
• A central location for information on local arts events.
• Conduct hundreds of events along with our affiliate organizations giving Cleveland
County residents opportunities to enjoy musicals, plays, art exhibits, historical
events, concerts, festivals, and so much more in our own county.