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 email@example.com
GALLERY: Jessica DeHart firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION: Linda Fossum email@example.com
MARKETING: Andy Collins firstname.lastname@example.org
FUNDRAISING: Executive Board email@example.com
BUILDING/GROUNDS: Chris McIntosh firstname.lastname@example.org
DOCENT COORDINATOR: Claudia Day email@example.com
HOSPITALITY MANAGER: Linda Reville firstname.lastname@example.org
GIFT SHOP: Dianne Sorrell email@example.com
OUTREACH: Tony Ricciardelli firstname.lastname@example.org
PUBLICITY: Ellen Patterson email@example.com
WEBMASTER: J. Tieri firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT ART EXHIBIT: Sandie Bell email@example.com
37TH ANNUAL ARTOBERFEST: OPEN
ART AFTER DARK COSTUME PARTY: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRACKSIDE POTTERY SALE & SHOW: Sandy Eaton email@example.com
GIVE THE GIFT OF ART HOLIDAY SALE: Dianne Sorrell: firstname.lastname@example.org
WINTER JURIED EXHIBIT: Nancy Rosel Brown email@example.com
YOUTH ART SHOW: Marion McClure firstname.lastname@example.org
41st SPRING ARTFEST: OPEN
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: Gina Ricciardelli email@example.com
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.
Dear Mooresville Arts Member/Supporter,
The year 2020 marks the start of a new year and a new decade, for all of us. This beginning gives us the opportunity to reflect upon the past and what has transpired, and then, how to move forward, better ourselves and grow.
Mooresville Arts, as an organization, mostly volunteer-driven, has grown tremendously in the last decade. Looking back to 2010 and where we are now lends much appreciation to the dedication of our volunteer base, and support from our membership, the community and our patrons. Our group is very fortunate to have had the success it has experienced!
To provide a short list of notable accomplishments – in 2014, we gained the support (via the Town of Mooresville) of a part-time Office Manager; in 2013 and in 2017, we hosted the travel exhibit for the American Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibition; in 2014, we added the Winter Juried Exhibit to our gallery schedule; in 2015, we hosted the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s Annual Exhibit & Event; since 2017, our Summer Camp program has excelled each subsequent year; in 2017-2018, we renovated our front three galleries; and,
in 2018, we raised $50,000 to go towards the renovation project for HVAC for the
That takes care of looking back, so – what’s next?
The aforementioned project for HVAC for the Warehouse is almost complete; that alone will bring many more possibilities for Mooresville Arts – exhibit space in the Warehouse (year-round!); an onsite area to hold larger art workshops; and, an event space that will create an additional revenue stream for our organization to sustain and further its mission.
Mooresville Arts is primarily supported by volunteers. This year, we have decided to initiate a campaign of The Year of the Volunteer. In 2019, we began a program of membership benefits based on volunteer hours; for 2020, we are expanding upon that so you will see much more from us in terms of volunteer appreciation and volunteer opportunities. We could not be in the place we are today if not for our volunteers; we truly appreciate the time, energy and creativity that has been bestowed upon our group.
Mooresville Arts will continue its mission of being an advocate for the artist and to serve as an artistic and cultural resource for the Mooresville and Lake Norman community. We will continue to offer exciting and competitive exhibit opportunities; we will host dynamic and diverse art classes and workshops; (everyone can be an artist!) we will partner with community entities to bring fun and artsy events to town; thus, Mooresville Arts will remain as a fixture in the community for all ages to experience art and art appreciation.
As we continue to grow, we look forward to what is yet to come for Mooresville Arts – we have accomplished a lot, but the future holds even more possibilities for us. Our hope is that each and every one of you benefit from our programs and efforts.
On behalf of the Board of Directors for Mooresville Arts, I would like to thank you for being a part of this group of loyal members, volunteers and supporters.
Jessica DeHart, President
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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