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​We’re back and we are following healthy guidelines (lots of hand sanitizer, encouraging masks, cleaning touch surfaces and limiting attendance) because we want to be safe.  Our hours are a little different temporarily, Mon. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00, Sat. 10:00 – 2:00. We’ve missed you and hope you will come by the gallery to see our newest exhibit, “The Art of Self Expression – Annual Cleveland County Artist Competition.” Or, you will be able to see the full exhibit online soon. Thank you for your continued support and we hope t​​o see you soon!  
-Virtual Awards Announcement:
June 4th, 5pm
Facebook & YouTube

-Exhibit Dates: June 4th - July 2nd
1st - Jill Shuford - "Chrys and Greg at the Table
2nd - Martha Moore - "Stone Mountain Cabin"
3rd - Myla Athitang- "Scarlett"
HM - Emily Collins - "What is the Cost"
HM - Cecil Norris - "Selves"
HM - Brandon McDowell - "Grandfather"
HM - Miranda Blanton - "Summer Dreams"

Student Winner
Austin Walker
1st - "Scrape Blade", 2nd - "Raymond", 3rd - "Truett"​​
​Chalk Fest 2020 is CANCELLED

Since we are still in stage 2 and attendance limits placed on outside mass gatherings in NC have not been lifted, we have decided to CANCEL Chalk Fest.

We are very sad to have had to make this decision but it is in the best interest of the staff, volunteers, attendees and our beloved community.

If you have already paid to reserve your spot, please call us at 704-484-2787 for refund details, or for questions about other Arts Council activities. We hope you can join us for future events and activities.

Please let your inner artist escape on the sidewalks in Uptown Shelby or in your own driveways and share your beautiful art work with us online! Even though we won't be gathering this year we can all still be creative!

Please stay safe and healthy and thank you for your continued support for the arts in Cleveland County.

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