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Local arts and entertainment news Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Community Calendar


The Avett Brother’s Tribute Mural
CONCORD — For the past year, Cicada Studios has been working on installing a tribute mural to The Avett Brothers.

The project started with the owner of 22 Union St. approaching Cicada Studios about installing a mural on the side of their building. The wall in question is located at one of the main “entrance points” to downtown Concord, so it seemed a fitting place to pay tribute to the beloved local band The Avett Brothers.
The goal is to have the mural installed in the spring of 2020. learn more at https://www.cicadastudios.net


Photo Exhibit  opens at Mean Mug  Coffee Co. Saturday

Feb. 1 – Photo exhibit opening reception by T. Anthony Brewer, 6-8 p.m. Meet the artist. Lite refreshments. Mean Mug Coffee Company 110 N. Main St.

Also at Mean Mug, on  Monday, Feb. 3: Peace Circle 5:30-7 p.m. Open discussions to explore peacemaking in our community every first Monday of the month.


Call for Artists

ClearWater Arts Center and Studios Spring Judged Show
Feb 9-March 26: Open to artists residing in Cabarrus and surrounding counties. See www.cabarrusartguild.org for Prospectus. Intake dates Feb. 7-8. Opening reception/ awards ceremony Feb. 9. 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, www.clearwaterartists.com

Hart Witzen Gallery ‘Spring Free For All 2020’
March 7: All artists welcome to apply: painters, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, installation artists, new media.Deadline Feb. 22. 2422 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. See http://www.hartwitzengallery.com/FREEforALL.htmlFREEforALL.html

Call for Vendors

Kannapolis’ Jiggy with the Piggy Festival
April 30-May 3: Registration now open for all arts & craft and commercial vendors at www.jiggywiththepiggy.com

Downtown Salisbury Cheerwine Festival
May 16: Vendor applications for food, beverage, crafts open Feb. 1 at cheerwinefest.com. Deadline March 6.

NC Folk Festival
Greensboro, September 2020: Accepting applications for food and craft vendors. Deadline March 2. Crafts: contact marketplace@ncfolkfestival.com. Food: contact food@ncfolkfestival.com






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