Charlotte Art League (CAL) is a non-profit visual arts organization that offers a unique mix of open working studios, classes, and community outreach programs along with a public gallery. For over 40 years, CAL has served as an accessible gateway to the arts experience for art lovers of all ages and backgrounds. CAL relies on annual membership dues, studio rentals, donations, and grants to sustain its activities. Membership in CAL is open to emerging artists, professional artists, art educators, art patrons, and anyone else committed to the vital role that the arts plays in building a strong, vibrant, and diverse community.
Charlotte Art League is an anchor of the monthly South End Gallery Crawl, held on the first Friday of each month. Gallery exhibits at CAL are scheduled on a monthly basis, with each show’s opening reception held during the Gallery Crawl.
Charlotte Art League exists for the purpose of art: to create it, teach it, foster it, promote it, advocate for it, and grow from it, thus enriching the community.
Charlotte Art League is a diverse, non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural vitality of Charlotte through visual arts. In support of emerging and professional regional artists, CAL offers affordable working studios and display space, free shared work space, mentoring, member promotion, exhibition exposure, and workshops in a variety of contemporary and traditional media.
In partnership with local organizations, CAL supports the community through free outreach sessions for all ages, free monthly exhibitions and lecture series, as well as ongoing education opportunities.