What Happens At The Arts Council Dosen't Stay At The Arts Council!
That’s right, all the fun, the sights, the sounds, everything you see and do at the Arts Council goes with you.

While the memories that are created stay with you, something else happens. When you share with others what you have seen and heard, your experiences with visual and performing arts, music, literature and film there is a ripple effect that spreads across the community.

The Arts Council offers opportunities where children play, learn, and laugh. Where adults 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.

Come inside our doors, experience the joy of art then take it with you and start some ripples!

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
Special Events:
• Real to Reel International Film Festival
• Art of Sound Music Festival
• Exhibits and Gallery Openings
• Chalk Fest
• Carolina Pottery Festival
• The Big Chill
• Bowling for Dollars
• Holiday Home Tour
Grant Opportunities:
• Artist in Schools Grants for Cleveland County teachers.
• Grassroots Grants for organizations.
• Regional Artist Grants for artists.
Arts and Education:
• We reach over 21,000 students through performances
and workshop activities that enrich the education of Cleveland County students.
• Scholarships for outstanding high school art students planning to attend college.
• 7 weeks of summer art camp giving over 300 children the opportunity to learn art skills, perform plays, to be creative and have fun.
• Classes and workshops for adults.
Community Services:
• Provide a central location for information on local art events.
• Promote events for our affiliate organizations giving Cleveland County residents hundreds of opportunities to enjoy musicals, plays, art exhibits, historical events, concerts, festivals, and so much more in our own county.
• Email and social media providing information about art happenings in our county.
Artist Services:
• Art Exhibits provide opportunities for local, regional and national artists to display and sell their work at the Arts Center and the Charles Harry, Jr. County Administrative Building.
• 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.
• Emails and social media 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.
The Arts Council believes the arts are for everyone, beginning with our children and continuing throughout lifetimes. We believe that the arts are more than just nice. We believe that the arts are essential for a thriving community. The ripple effects from a lively arts environment make our county an amazing place to live.
111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150   -   Phone: 704-484-2787   -   Email: info@ccartscouncil.org