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Coming in October!


We’ll have special artwork by Andy Smith and Al Bigley!

Here’s our tentative schedule of events:

Opening Reception: Friday Oct 7 at Gallery Crawl

Cosplay Costume Contest: Friday Oct 21 during Brush N Beats

Seminars and Workshops: Oct 23 during Open Streets 704

  • 1:00pm: Sketch Charlotte Workshop for Kids-Draw a comic from 5 different words
  • 1:30pm: Al Bigley Workshop for Kids-Drawing Superheroes using basic shapes
  • 2:00pm: Andy Smith Lecture on the creation of comic books from script to print
  • 2:30pm: Andy Mansell Lecture on the history of comic strips
  • 3:00pm: Andy Mansell Lecture of the history of comic books

Are you a noted comic book artist and would like to kindly donate your time and knowledge as a lecturer or workshop facilitator during this month? Please contact Greg Russell: 704-737-2445 or greg@gregrussell.us if you are interested.


Congratulations to the Winners of our Mortar and Brick Contest!

BEST IN SHOW: Weldon Weaver-Art History

2ND PLACE: Rob Yaeger-Museum Cool


Kristen Winger

Vikki O’Keefe

Gail Black

Jerry McQuay

Nancy Williams

MHA Photovoice Project

A Message from Executive Director Cindy Connelly:

“Congrats to all that participated in our Mortar and Brick Competition! Thank you to Biggs Camera! They will be providing the printing of these images.

We are looking at an October Gallery Crawl big reveal of the wonderful matted and framed artwork!

Participants that did not make the top 20 cut, look for an email from me. All is not finished, there were so many great entries I would love to use all in some way. Thank you all!”

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Ongoing Programs

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Brush N Beats: Every 3rd Friday! 7pm-10pm

Unharness your creative genius and check out the work of other local talents!

Brushes and paint provided free of charge.
Bring your own canvas or get one for cheap on location!

Next Brush N Beats: Friday October 20



Improv Charlotte is coming to CAL! Every 3rd Saturday, join us at 8pm for the best comedy in town!

Improv Charlotte’s mission is to serve our community through comedy by creating inclusive, family-friendly improv that benefits our neighbors throughout the Charlotte area. Our dedicated team of improvisers use our comedic gifts to bring joy to our fellow humans through both interactive and entertaining performances as well as supporting local charity organizations.
We believe it’s more challenging and therefore more rewarding to create clean comedy that is both intellectually satisfying and laugh-out-loud funny.

Our shows consist of both short and long form improvisation. Nothing is scripted or rehearsed. Everything we do is made up on the spot and inspired by your suggestions.

Next show: November Doors Open 7:30pm; Show Starts at 8:00pm

Admission: $10

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Look for our mural by Carllena Person along the Rail Trail right before the Bland Street stop!

Welcome to the Charlotte Art League!

The Charlotte Art League is located in historic South End, a quick step away from the Bland Street Light Rail stop.

Address: 1517 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC 28203.

Email: CAL@charlotteartleague.org

Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-3pm

Friday: 1pm-10m; Gallery Crawl: First Friday of every month 6pm-9pm

Saturday: 12pm – 4pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm Closed Mondays.

Admission is free.

We are honored to be supported by:

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