The Arts

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the ArtsCharlotte Arts

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. It is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler, a Charlotte, North Carolina resident and native of Switzerland who assembled and inherited a collection of more than 1,400 artworks created by major figures of 20th-century modernism.

Discovery Place

Science and technology take center stage at this hands-on museum, which includes a rain forest, collections gallery, Life Center, Science Circus, the Kelly Space Voyager Planetarium, the Charlotte Observer/OMNIMAX Theatre and Kids Place toddler room.

North Carolina Dance Theatre

Thrill to North Carolina’s only fully professional ballet company with a repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary dance.

Mint Museum of Art

North Carolina’s first art museum with American, European, African and pre-Columbian art. Regional crafts, historic costumes, gold coins minted in Charlotte and collection of pottery and porcelain.

trolleyCharlotte Trolley

Board the trolley Friday-Sunday at the Atherton Mill complex in South End for a ride.

Charlotte Youth Ballet

“The Nutcracker”, “Sleeping Beauty” and “Thumbelina” are included in the season. Well known professional quest artists perform in the larger productions.

Opera Carolina

is a regional, professional opera company located in Charlotte, NC.  Founded in 1948, it is the largest regionally between Atlanta and Virginia.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Offers a wide range of theater, dance music and mime.

Light Factory Photographic Arts Center

A nonprofit organization promoting contemporary and historical photography from all over the world.

McColl Center for Visual Art

Tryon Center for Visual Art is a progressive organization committed to enhancing and promoting the visual arts in Mecklenburg County and has built the Charlotte region into a recognized visual arts center offering exhibitions, artists’ services, artist-in-residencies, workshops and classes held at Spirt Square in drawing, ceramics, decorative arts, fibers and more.

Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra

The Philharmonic Orchestra is a 75 piece, Boston Pops style, orchestra that performs both the Classics and Broadway Tunes. They present 10 to 12 concerts a year with dancers, instrumentalists, singers, and a 200 voice choir at Christmas.

aviationCarolinas Aviation Museum

The museum devoted to the history of aviation and aircraft is at 4672 First Flight Drive near Charlotte Douglas International Airport. General adult admission is normally $12. Exhibits include a recently completed exhibit on the “Miracle on the Hudson, Flight 1549.”  Visitors will be able to take a special tour of an Eastern Airlines DC-7 and a replica of Air Force One as it was during President Reagan’s tenure.

Charlotte Museum of History

The Charlotte Museum of History offers audience-focused programs and exhibits, based on the people, buildings, stories and objects spanning the region’s history, while providing an historic context for understanding how conditions and decisions of the past impact the region today and shape its future.

Theatre Charlotte

Theatre Charlotte is North Carolina’s oldest continually producing Community Theatre, with a production history dating from 1927. As a non-professional venue, this theatre is heavily dependent upon community support from the Metrolina area and the talents of our volunteer force. During the past 75 years these factors have combined to create a reputation for excellence unrivalled in the Southeast. Since 1941, the theatre has been housed at 501 Queens Road, located in the heart of the historic Myers Park district of Charlotte

bviolin5Community School of the Arts

All varieties of artistic expression under one roof; 7 art galleries, 3 theaters and hundreds of arts workshops and classes.

James K. Polk Memorial State Historical Site

Visitor center with exhibits/displays and audio visual program on life and times of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. President born.

Afro-American Cultural Center

A multi-cultural arts organization to preserve, present and promote African-American art, history and culture.

Historic Latta Place

Circa 1800 restored and furnished plantation home of James Latta, a merchant/planter; includes various outbuildings, replica log house, garden and barnyard animals.

Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

Site of the 1st documented discovery of gold. Tours, museums, and panning operation.

Belk_180x180_011311North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

A comprehensive regional arts and entertainment complex. The five level 177,000 sq. ft. center features the 2,100 seat Belk Theater and the smaller Booth Playhouse. Home of Opera Carolina, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, NC Dance Theater, Charlotte Repertory Theater, Choral Society and community concerts, the center also presents Broadway musicals and performing artists.

Carolina Raptor Center

See Bald and Golden Eagles, owls, hawk and other birds of prey at this center.

Levine Museum of the New South

The Levine Museum of the New South houses the nation’s most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War Southern history. The Museum features interactive, multi-sensory exhibits which engage visitors of all ages. With vibrant, inviting spaces, the museum presents history that inspires and challenges, educates and delights. The core exhibit traces the growth of Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont from 1865 to the present. The exhibit will offer visitors a comprehensive look at the region’s post-Civil War history through a myriad of voices and views

NASCAR Hall of Fame

nascarConveniently located in uptown Charlotte, N.C., the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010 and includes artifacts, interactive exhibits, 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Media Group-operated broadcast studio. The state-of-the-art facility will honor NASCAR icons and create an enduring tribute to the drivers, crew members, team owners and others that have impacted the sport in the past, present and future.