PARKING AT THE VAPA CENTER

The entrance to The VAPA Center is now located on College Street. Please exit our parking lot via Montford Point only.
Due to the Sheriff’s Department’s acquisition of part of our lot, access to The VAPA Center from North Tryon Street is no longer available.
But, as always, parking is FREE at The VAPA Center.

 

Seeing Auschwitz

Seeing Auschwitz is being produced by The Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center
in partnership with Queens University and Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery.
The opening date is February 9, 2024 and runs through April 15, 2024.
If you have any questions regarding tickets or scheduling,
please contact Judy LaPietra – lapietraj@queens.edu or call 910-691-9450
www.seeingauschwitz.com/charlotte

 

The VAPA Center has no control over ticketing or scheduling.

 

Charlotte shout!

The vapa center will be a participating partner with Charlotte Shout!
March 30 – April 13

Charlotte SHOUT! is an annual celebration of the city’s art, culture, and community.
Built on the pillars of art, music, food, and ideas, Charlotte SHOUT! is an inclusiveand inspirational sensory
feast for all ages, with more than 200 events and attractions taking place over 17 days in Uptown, Charlotte. 

#ART,EVERYDAY – 17 DAYS OF SHOUT

For more information and to purchase tickets for events at The VAPA Center, visit
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/vapa-center-39647472083

  • Art Scavenger Hunts 
      • Participants are each given a sheet of paper with a list of artworks to find and activities to complete throughout all 3 floors of The VAPA Center
      • There will be a map of the building included
      • Group Activity – 2 or more groups compete against each other to complete their list first
  • VAPA Tours 
    • Volunteers will guide Artist around the building to showcase the Art work and the walls and introduce guests to Artists who are hard at work.  
  • VAPA MURAL – Lead Artsit Rebecca Lipps
    • VAPA will be starting a mural for the duration of SHOUT for people to come and paint. 
    • Hours of Painting Monday – Saturday 9 am –  7 pm, Sunday Noon – 6 pm
    • This is community building and gives a chance for anyone to be an artist. 
    • Sign up sheets can be made to track when people can come in and paint. 
    • We will always make sure there is an Artists on site to guide and survey the area.

MARCH 30TH 


‘FLOW’ CLASSLarge sheets of paper attached to walls & Floor Paints provided

2 Options
1. Participants wear head to toe painters jumpsuits  and use their entire body to create a painting on the floor

2. Painters use various objects such as paint brushes, sponges, plastic/foil, to create painting on walls

*Can have a solo or group paint experience.
**Open to all ages

ARTISANS TABLEEach table will have a unique demo or mini workshop to offer to the public. 
Artists will also be selling their art work. 

VAPA MURAL OPENINGVAPA will be starting a mural for the duration of SHOUT for people to come and paint. 
This is community building and gives a chance for anyone to be an Artist.

 

APRIL 6TH OPEN STUDIOS

Visit The VAPA Center for our monthly Artists Talk during Open Studios.
Held every first Saturday of the month.

 

ARTISANS TABLEEach table will have a unique demo or mini workshop to offer to the public. 
Artists will also be selling their art work.

APRIL 13TH 

VAPA MURAL FINALLYMULTIPURPOSE ROOM

AUDITIONS FOR VSCS – 4 – 7 pmFor VAPA’s Summer Concert Series, we will be holding auditions for local artists. 
This includes but is not limited to: music, poetry, dance, DJs, etc.

WALL CHALK ART – multipurpose room – This interactive art is age friendly and jut fun for all! 

PORTRAIT STANDOFF – 1 – 4 pm  – Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery is hosting an event
where portrait painters have a lively competition and the public vote for their favorite.
3 rounds – 1 winner 

ARTISANS TABLE – 12 – 4 pm  – Each table will have a unique demo or mini workshop to offer to the public. 
Artists will also be selling their art work.

 

Upcoming events

 

Events the Week of March 18 – March 24, 2024
Sunday March 31
CCT Music Improv Rehearsal
Sunday, March 312:00 – 4:30pm
Weekly on Sunday
Monday April 1
The VAPA Center’s Waitlist Opens
Charlotte Comedy Theater Team Rehearsal
Monday, April 16:30 – 9:00pm
Weekly on Monday
Acting Workshop Advanced (ongoing Mon class) – COB rehearsal space
Monday, April 17:00 – 9:00pm
Weekly on Monday, until Jun 2, 2024
Tuesday April 2
JazzArts Nuestro Tiempo Latin Jazz Rehearsals
Tuesday, April 26:00 – 8:00pm
Weekly on Tuesday, until May 1, 2024
Niche Faulkner_African Dance
Tuesday, April 27:00 – 8:30pm
Weekly on Tuesday
CCT Team Rehearsal
Tuesday, April 26:30 – 9:00pm
Weekly on Tuesday
Wednesday April 3
Jazz in Schools Rehearsal – Aqua Gallery
Wednesday, April 31:30 – 2:30pm
CCT Team Rehearsal
Wednesday, April 36:30 – 9:00pm
Weekly on Wednesday
Our Space–live music rehearsal
Wednesday, April 37:00 – 9:00pm
Weekly on Wednesday
Irlanda Event
Wednesday, April 37:00 – 8:00pm
OBRA Gallery

Thursday April 4
CCP Morag Master Class @ MP Room
Thursday, April 46:00 – 7:30pm

Linda Ann Watt Master Acting Class – Thurs thru 4/25
Thursday, April 47:00 – 9:00pm
Weekly on Thursday, until May 2, 2024
CCT Level 1 Class
Thursday, April 46:30 – 9:00pm
Weekly on Thursday
CCT Level 2/3 Class
Thursday, April 46:30 – 9:00pm
Weekly on Thursday
CCT Team Rehearsal
Thursday, April 46:30 – 9:00pm
Weekly on Thursday
Friday April 5
Art Therapy Class (Atrium) – Edwin Gil @ NENSG
Friday, April 55:00 – 8:00pm
Monthly on the first Friday
CCT Improv Comedy Shows
Friday, April 56:30 – 10:00pm
Weekly on Friday

Saturday April 6
OPEN STUDIOS 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, April 6
Monthly on the first Saturday

Arts Empowerment for SHOUT! – MP Room
Saturday, April 610:00am – 1:00pm
VAPA Open Studios Guided Tour
Saturday, April 612:00 – 6:00pm
Artisan Tables at VAPA – Charlotte SHOUT!
Saturday, April 612:00 – 4:00pm
VAPA Concert – SHOUT!
Saturday, April 64:00 – 7:00pm
TLF Gallery Opening Reception Alternative Process
Saturday, April 66:00 – 9:00pm
CCT Improv Comedy Shows
Saturday, April 65:30 – 10:00pm
Weekly on Saturday
Interactive Mural – Charlotte SHOUT!
Saturday, April 69:00am – 7 pm