Free Art Exhibit Kicks Off Next Week

Alyssa Dodd


WHAT:                 2017 National Arts Program Awards Reception and Exhibit Kickoff​

WHO:                   Employees of the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools are showcasing their creative talent in a month-long art exhibit that kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 31, with a reception and awards ceremony.

WHERE:                Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center lobby, located at 600 E. Fourth Street in Charlotte

WHEN:                 Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 5-8 p.m.

WHY:                    The National Arts Program is an opportunity for artists of all ages, skill levels and mediums to exhibit their work and receive cash awards and other prizes in a juried competition. The reception features an awards ceremony, live entertainment, food and activities for children.

All works will be on exhibit in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center lobby throughout the month of February. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Interview Opportunities

  • Danee McGee, National Arts Program committee chair
  • National Arts Program participants and winners

About the National Arts Program

The National Arts Program fosters creativity by providing artists of all ages, backgrounds and levels of talent an opportunity to exhibit their works publicly. The National Arts Program Foundation, Inc. sponsors the program in support and cooperation with the Arts & Science Council, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Similar programs sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation take place in approximately 200 cities across the United States each year. Local professional artists and art professionals judge the exhibit. Cash awards are given to participants for original, creative contributions in the field of fine arts and crafts.


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