Arts & Culture

Your Guide to the Charlotte International Arts Festival

The Charlotte International Arts Festival, a celebration of discovery, play and creativity, will bring more than 200 attractions to the Queen City from September 16 to October 2. The inaugural festival features performing arts and large-scale interactive art installations, most of which are free. Here are a few highlights of events from Ballantyne to Uptown.

posted by Brittany Jenkins September 12, 2022

Your Guide to Charlotte SHOUT! 2022

Charlotte SHOUT!, Charlotte’s multi-week festival of art, music, food and ideas, returns to the Queen City April 1-17. With more than 200 events, you’re going to want to start planning out your calendar now. Here are a few highlights to help you feel inspired to explore the diversity, culture and creativity of this marquee Queen City event.

posted by Cassie Townsend March 24, 2022

Top Concerts and Tours Coming This Spring

This spring promises to be a busy one for live music in the Charlotte area. Pandemic restrictions are slowly being lifted and musicians are hungry to get back on tour after two years of limited performances and capped venues.

posted by Andy Goh March 15, 2022

7 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Charlotte

History, culture, and honoring pioneers are all part of celebrating Black History Month. Here are some ways you can get involved and celebrate locally in Charlotte.

posted on February 02, 2022

How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Charlotte

Along with the Hola Charlotte Festival, the largest Hispanic Heritage celebration in Charlotte, there are a variety of ways to celebrate and show your support for the Hispanic community in Charlotte.

posted by Alyssa Lopez September 13, 2021

How to Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Charlotte

Lunar New Year is the biggest celebration of the year for many Asian countries.

posted by Alice Lee February 01, 2021

6 Holiday Traditions by Charlotte Tastemakers

Charlotte has fast become an international city, boasting residents who represent a vast array of cultures from around the world. With the holiday season underway, a few influential Charlotte tastemakers have shared their own traditional meals and celebrations that remind them of home and have become family staples over the years.

posted by Loán Lake December 10, 2020

Queer Performers Keep the Show Going in Charlotte

COVID-19 has been challenging for everyone, but those in the performing arts have been hit hard especially. Here's how a few, local queer artists remain strong.

posted by Jared Misner August 26, 2020

Stronger Together – 11 Unexpected Local Partnerships

Charlotte brands team up during COVID-19.

posted by Callie Langhorne May 21, 2020

At-Home Innovations from 14 Local Companies

These local companies have introduced new offerings during COVID-19.

posted by Callie Langhorne May 15, 2020

How Charlotte Artists Are Staying Creative During COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has drastically changed the lives of artists and performers who make a living at live shows, galleries and festivals. But even with social distancing in place, you can still show your support for your favorite local creator.

posted by Jessica Swannie May 15, 2020

A Musical Movement: How to Help Charlotte Musicians

As we continue to practice social distancing, music venues and artists in the community are losing their livelihood. Here’s how you can support them while at home, from livestreams to social media to purchasing merchandise.

posted by Jessica Swannie April 14, 2020