ABOUT THIS EVENT

Get ready for the 2nd 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 Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, the John S. and James L. Knight Theater, and the Mint Museum Uptown.

All three of the Levine Center for the Arts museums will open their galleries for FREE access during regular museum hours. Join us for free ArtBreak tours, live entertainment, food trucks, interactive activities, and a day of culturally-festive fun!

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Festival Schedule (subject to change)

  • 11:00 AM: Welcome, Festival Information and Activity Overview
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Hands-On Art Making
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Roving Puppetry w/ Drew Nolins
  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Patron Paint-Off - Round 1 with Bree Stallings
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Cuban Jazz with Charlotte Repertory Dance Theater
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Drum Circle with Drums 4 Life
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Free 30-minute ArtBreak Tours
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Interactive Dance- Shefalee Patel and Dance Troup
  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Patron Paint-Off - Round 2 with Gordon James
  • 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM: Dancing Stories by April C. Turner
  • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Caroline Calouche Aerial Dance
  • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM: Kenya Templeton (Live Jazz)
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Family Painting Class with Cathay Dawkins
  • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM: Hip Hop Orchestrated Live Performance
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Ekphrastic Writing Workshop with Charlotte Center for Literary Arts
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Salsa Dancing with Rossano Fore
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Binders’ Multi-Artist Paint-Off

Activity Locations

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

  • Hands-on Art Making
  • Hip Hop Orchestrated
  • ArtBreak Tours
  • Patron Paint-Off – Round 2 with Gordon James
  • Kenya Templeton (Live Jazz)

Gantt Center

  • Hands-on Art Making
  • Charlotte Symphony Petting Zoo
  • Cuban Jazz with Charlotte Repertory Dance Theater
  • ArtBreak Tours
  • Family Painting Class with Cathay Dawkins
  • Salsa Dancing with Rossano Fore

The Mint Museum

  • Hands-on Art Making
  • Patron Paint-Off – Round 1 with Bree Stallings
  • ArtBreak Tours
  • Dancing Stories: Interactive Dance Performance

South Tryon (Between Stonewall & Levine Ave. of the Arts)

  • Welcome, Festival Information and Activity Overview
  • Drum Circle with Drums 4 Life
  • Caroline Calouche Aerial Dance
  • Binders’ Multi-Artist Paint-off

*Roving Puppetry with Drew Nolins will be roaming throughout the festival.

Food Trucks

OooWee BBQ, Spice Street, Sprinkles and My Sausage Buddy

The festival is made possible by the THRIVE Fund, administered by Foundation For The Carolinas.

Levine Center for the Arts is located at 550 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 and includes the Gantt Center, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the John S. and James L. Knight Theater, and the Mint Museum.

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