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New year and new digs for the Charlotte Art League
May 1 move-in with Charlotte Film Society
Published Thursday, January 7, 2021
by Herbert L. White

The Charlotte Art League, which hosts community-based artistic programs and exhibits, will move to a new home on Raleigh Street in NoDa on May 1.

The Charlotte Art League is moving to a new location in a familiar neighborhood.

The CAL will share a larger space at 4237 Raleigh St. with Charlotte Film Society, which has a three-screen nonprofit arthouse community cinema as well as other community arts organizations to be announced later. In addition to the NoDa venue’s larger space, which is scheduled to open on May 1, CAL’s new home will include an outdoor performance space, a dedicated private gallery and events space.

The building will feature enhanced modular studio spaces and lighting art by Meredith Connelly, whose work is prominent at the Whitewater Center.

To fund the transition, CAL is launching Relocation 2021, a $120,000 capital campaign for upfitting costs that include renovations, studios and gallery space, a kitchen and bathrooms.

Corporate sponsorships are available for the theatre and event area, indoor and outdoor performance spaces, gallery hall, lighting Installation and dog run.

“We are excited by this opportunity to become one of the most unique art destinations in Charlotte as we continue to invest our artistic energy in the Eastway and NoDa communities where we have put down roots,” Executive Director Jim Dukes said. “ We want to continue to make a difference and this new venue will allow us to have an even larger impact in the arts community and all around Charlotte.”

CAL’s search for a new location started in June when landlord Flywheel Group LLC, asked the nonprofit to relocate, setting off an initiative for partnerships that embrace performing and visual arts. CAL’s programming for veterans, healing arts events and community conversations will continue and expand in the new space.

To learn more about the move, watch the video at https://youtu.be/npBRhvqJsc0 or visit www.charlotteartleague.org.


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