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Celebrate April is for Arts

by | Apr 22, 2019 | Arts & Entertainment, News, Top Left Box, Town Information


DAVIDSON, N.C. April is for Arts is a month-long celebration of the arts in Davidson.  We have selected the weekend of April 26-28 to focus on the arts in town and have many exciting events planned for residents/ and visitors.

 April 27-28:

  • Gallery Crawl: Friday, April 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sculpture Tour: Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Art on the Green Festival: Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 from noon until 4:00 p.m.
  • Concert on the Green: Sunday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. featuring the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble

 The April is for Arts Gallery Crawl takes place on Friday, April 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Our Main Street and South Main Street businesses and sidewalks will be transformed into lively art galleries. Homewood Suites at the Circles @ 30 will also showcase many artists.

 Trolleys will transport “crawlers” from our neighborhoods (Davidson Landing/North Harbor area, St. Alban’s, McConnell, and River Run) to view the various exhibits.  A map of all participating locations and trolley stops is available at

 Also on Friday, April 26, we are partnering with DavidsonLearns to offer a “sculpture tour.”  The group will meet in front of town hall at 7:00 p.m. to hear Davidson College art professor Shaw Smith discuss public art in town and will later take a trolley to Davidson’s campus for a tour of their sculptures.  There is no need to register for this event – simply show up!

Art on the Green is Davidson’s largest annual arts festival, bringing thousands of residents and visitors to Davidson’s Main Street and town green on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This juried art show spotlights many of the region’s finest artists in a weekend-long celebration.  Mark it on your calendar! Over 50 artists from the Lake Norman region, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Maine will be joining us to showcase and sell their creations in all types of media: sculpture, watercolor, photography, wood, glass, ceramics, etc. Patrons can stroll around the green to enjoy amazing art from a wide variety of talented regional artists, listen to live music, and enjoy local cuisine. 

Sunday, April 28 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. is the arrival of our popular Concerts on the Green series.  The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble will kick off the concert season with a lively performance, and will be on the library stage for all to enjoy. Please bring your own picnic to enjoy on the town green or purchase food from our local restaurants that will be open that evening.


This year, ReadDavidson events will take place during the town’s April is for Arts celebration. Please visit for details.

Shakespeare on the Green

The Town of Davidson is partnering with the Davidson Community Players to bring Shakespeare on the Green to the community on May 16, 17, and 18. Outdoor performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will take place on the town green at 7:00 p.m. nightly. All performances will be free and open to the public.

“We have expanded April is for Arts activities throughout the month and are pleased to bring both visual and performance art to our residents this year,” said Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming.

All of these events are made possible by our generous sponsors: Arts and Science Council, DavidsonLearns, Davidson College Friends of the Arts, MI-Connection, South Main Square, Lake Norman Currents, and The Town of Davidson.  If you are interested in sponsoring April is for Arts or Concerts on the Green please visit or contact Kim Fleming at 704-940-9622.


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