Below is a list of regular Programs held at the Charlotte Art League. If you are interested in classes and workshops lease visit our Classes page for a full list of our offerings.

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Happening now in October!

We 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 if you are interested.

Donna Scott Productions Announces 2nd
Women’s Entrepreneurs in Arts and Business Series:
Selling Your Strongest Self: Cut The Bullsh*t!

PR expert Rachel Sutherland takes the stage on October 17th  for
2nd DSP Women’s Entrepreneurs in Arts and Business Series

The second installment in the Donna Scott productions Women Entrepreneurs in Business and Arts Speakers series will be ‘Selling Your Strongest Self: Cut the Bullsh*t!’ featuring Rachel Sutherland of Rachel Sutherland Communications. The event will be held on Monday October 17, 6:30-8pm at the Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Road in South End. This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited to RSVP is required. View the Press Release and RSVP today!

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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 September 23



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: Saturday September 17   Doors Open 7:30pm; Show Starts at 8:00pm

Admission: $10