Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Jim Dukes, Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Jim Dukes
Main Address

Charlotte Art League
4237 Raleigh St
Suite 5
Charlotte, NC 28213
United States

What We Do

Since 1965, CAL has served as an accessible gateway to the arts experience for art lovers of all ages and backgrounds. We are Charlotte’s oldest nonprofit art gallery and organization. After residing in South End Charlotte for over 20 years, CAL has recently relocated near the NoDa/North End neighborhoods

CAL relies on annual membership dues, studio rentals, donations, and grants to sustain its activities. Membership in CAL is open to emerging artists, professional artists, art educators, art patrons, and anyone else committed to the vital role that the arts plays in building a strong, vibrant, and diverse community.


Charlotte Art League envisions a community that celebrated boundless creative expression and opportunity through arts, and the creative process.


Charlotte Art League exists to enrich the community through teaching, empowering, and advocating for the creative arts.


  • Teach - introductory classes, skill development workshops, artist cultivation through scholarships

  • Foster - exhibitions and gallery shows, affordable workspace for artists, inclusive membership

  • Advocate - open/free gallery space, curation services, community engagement, and neighborhood art projects 

Interesting Info
  • CAL provides a home to 58 small arts businesses which are free and open to the public.
  • CAL has successfully infused innovative technology with traditional arts as a basis for the next generation of growth.
  • CAL collaborates with 20+ nonprofits on shared projects, community engagement and arts education programs.
Geographic Location
Your Neighborhood Orchestra performance
Party Time
Digital Arts Accelerator
Community Graffiti
Podcast Booth 1