Welcome to the VAPA Center

Together we can bring a new Artist Community to Uptown Charlotte.
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Mission Statement

“To Cultivate accessible exhibition and creative work spaces to inspire and nurture the relationship between artists and the community.”

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See what we offer

Art Galleries

Theater Spaces

Artists Studios

Arts Education

Artists Memberships & Volunteer Opportunities

VAPA is committed to providing low-cost studios and exhibition spaces for the visual and performing arts by raising funds via grants, individual donors, fundraising productions and festivals, Arts market days and sponsorships from local companies.”

“We have great expectations for this project…”

“We have great expectations for this project. The location, directly across the street from the McColl Center and Charlotte Ballet facilities, will only benefit from the presence of more artists and visitors.

As they come and go, and present shows and events, the artists will take what is currently a lifeless space on N. Tryon and transform it into an area of creativity, energy and cultural engagement.”

Mark Hahn, Director of Asset and Facility Management at Mecklenburg County and project advisor