About Us


Kannapolis Arts is a division of Downtown Kannapolis Inc dedicated to developing arts and cultural experiences in Kannapolis and the surrounding communities.

Our goal is to connect businesses with artists to work together, whether that is providing art for stores or creating a promotional mural or public art; to create a network that ties all of the various arts in the community and serve as a resource for artistic collaborations and partnerships with local businesses, using the arts to bring attention and patrons to local stores.

Kannapolis Arts organizes five street festivals in downtown Kannapolis known as the Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival series which has more than 100 artists/performers setting up on West Avenue in April, May, June, September, and October. The festivals are free for vendors to set up their homemade/handmade products and performers to set up to play for tips.  There will be a sixth festival added this year on August 20th with a Zombie Theme and a Zombie Walk.  This festival has a special time from 4pm to 8pm.  The Zombies will be well-behaved and the festival is meant to be family friendly.

Kannapolis Arts showcases the arts at area businesses, bringing in artists to set up their work at local venues, such as Subculture City Tattoo and Sunshine’s Asian Cuisine, both in Kannapolis. We are currently working with the Cabarrus Arts Council to organize a networking event at the Davis Theatre that will allow area artists and arts advocates to meet one another and learn what everyone would like to see in Cabarrus County and how we can partner together.

Kannapolis Arts has steadily grown since its launch in 2013 and as we begin to organize more festivals and showcases we are already talking about projects that can expand arts and culture in Kannapolis including a film festival, a Shakespeare in the Park event, a music hall for touring performers, a writer’s circle, as well as resources for filmmakers, artists, writers and other creative individuals.

For more information contact Michael Knox at kannapolisarts@gmail.com or call 828-231-5037. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KannapolisArts to keep up with our ideas on developing the arts in the community.

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  1. Can’t wait for the Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival to begin
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