Events are a cornerstone of the CCAG initiative, as they hit all of the notes for creative placemaking: they provide places for artists and artisans to share their work; they draw people from all over the region to engage with and support the arts; they build a sense of community, bridging geographic, economic, and cultural gaps; and they benefit small businesses who profit from increased visitors. When it comes to the local economy, a rising tide lifts all boats, and CCAG events help drive that rise.
Events also drive the transformation into a cultural arts destination, drawing people from all over the region. We already have made big steps towards that goal, working with community partner organizations over the last three years to plan multiple arts-centered community events and event series, and we plan to expand those offerings in the coming years.
Here are just some of the exciting CCAG events coming up this year:
‘Tawba Walk Arts and Music Festival: Saturday, April 29, 2-8 p.m. This family- and pet-friendly annual event is a fan favorite, with live music from local bands, tons of offerings from local artists and craftsmen, live art, and plenty of good food and drinks.
‘2nd Friday’ Street Festival Series: Every second Friday beginning May 12, 6-10 p.m. A signature event for the area, 2nd Fridays offer community members a standing date once a month for their culture fix.
Old Town Cornelius Jazz Festival: Saturday, May 20. The perfect way to enjoy great weather, great food, great drinks, and of course, great music.
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