Our shows have a wide variety of offerings. Everything from nationally-known oil painting artists to a month dedicated to children's art. Please see our calendar for coming events.
An important role Mooresville Arts plays in the community is the promotion of art appreciation and education. We take this role seriously by providing excellent educational opportunities to all members of the community.
Out Gift Shop is open and has a wide variety of original pieces for sale. $10 and up makes it easy for you to satisfy everyone on your list of birthdays, anniversarys and other events. We even have a holiday sale - watch for it!
We invite Artists and Art Lovers to join our community. Enter a show or come to browse. Our friendly volunteers are ready to greet you and answer any questions you may have. Call 704.663.6661 for more information.
The mission of Mooresville Arts is to be an advocate for the artist and to serve as an artistic and cultural resource for the Mooresville and Lake Norman community.
MEMBERSHIP: Ann Parker firstname.lastname@example.org
GALLERY: Jessica DeHart email@example.com
EDUCATION: Linda Fossum firstname.lastname@example.org
MARKETING: Andy Collins email@example.com
FUNDRAISING: Executive Board firstname.lastname@example.org
BUILDING/GROUNDS: Chris McIntosh email@example.com
DOCENT COORDINATOR: Claudia Day firstname.lastname@example.org
HOSPITALITY MANAGER: Linda Reville email@example.com
GIFT SHOP: Dianne Sorrell firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTREACH: Tony Ricciardelli email@example.com
PUBLICITY: Ellen Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBMASTER: J. Tieri email@example.com
ABSTRACT ART EXHIBIT: Sandie Bell firstname.lastname@example.org
37TH ANNUAL ARTOBERFEST: OPEN
ART AFTER DARK COSTUME PARTY: Jeannine Tieri email@example.com
ARTS AT THE MILL: Jessica DeHart & Brenda Kadlecik
TRACKSIDE POTTERY SALE & SHOW: Sandy Eaton firstname.lastname@example.org
GIVE THE GIFT OF ART HOLIDAY SALE: Dianne Sorrell email@example.com
WINTER JURIED EXHIBIT: Nancy Rosel Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH ART SHOW: Marion McClure email@example.com
41st SPRING ARTFEST: OPEN
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: Gina Ricciardelli firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of Mooresville Arts is to be an advocate for the artist and to serve as an artistic and cultural resource for the Mooresville and Lake Norman community. As such, we support artists by providing a place for them to display and sell their art in our Gallery and Gift Shop. Mooresville Arts retains a small portion of the artists sales to help maintain our organization.
Art classes, workshops and children’s summer camps support our community and their interests in arts. It also supports art teachers and professionals by providing a place for them to teach and share art for a fee. Mooresville Arts charges the general public for classes and retains a portion of the fee to help our organization survive and provide support to our location for classes and workshops.
These fees are used for operations (providing a space) and marketing/advertising to encourage participation in our organization and promote the arts. See Annual report here: https://mooresvillearts.org/about-us
Mooresville Arts is also supported by private fundraising and sponsorships. These funds are used for marketing/advertising to encourage ongoing participation in our organization, with some funding going to operations and building maintenance.
Mooresville Arts is a volunteer-driven 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization supported by volunteers. Retained commissions are used to maintain the building, Artist support, support shows and for marketing/advertising to encourage participation and growth in our organization.
In December 2017 several volunteers got together and spent over 500 hours to renovate the working galleries. It looks great!
See photos of the renovation efforts below
Since 1863, the Mooresville Depot has been the cornerstone on which the Town of Mooresville was built. It brought commerce to the region which led to people moving into the area. In 2009 the building was placed on the National Register for Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior.
The Town of Mooresville leased the building to the Mooresville Artist Guild in 1973 who converted part of the building to a Visual Arts Center, thus becoming the cornerstone of art culture for the region.
Over the years the Depot has served Mooresville Arts and the community well, even though more then 2/3 of the building remains without heat and air conditioning.
We have a two-part plan to renovate the gallery and warehouse. First, we are updating the current galleries and toilets to ADA compliance, then on to the warehouse that will consist of adding doors, HVAC and safety.
We are working with the Historical Society and Architects familiar with renovating a building of this age. We have many challenges ahead, but look forward to the day we can utilize this wonderful, historic room for public events, chasses and a variety of other uses.
Our team of volunteers are willing to put in the time and energy to see this project through. What we need from you is funding. Please help us keep this building a thriving art center by donating today.
Our growing educational programs, workshops and national, regional and local exhibits reflect growth and interest in the arts and is a reason many people visit our town. We are the only non-profit Visual Arts Center in the surrounding area.
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