Charlotte International Arts Festival

The Charlotte International Arts Festival will run September 15 - October 1, 2023 at locations spanning from Uptown Charlotte to Ballantyne's Backyard.  

The Charlotte International Arts Festival is an annual celebration of imaginative visual and performing arts from the most creative international and local minds. Fun for everyone, from families to individuals, we invite you to stay awhile, play, and welcome curiosity as we begin to see our city through new eyes. With over 200 attractions, many for free, this festival has something for everyone.

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New Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Available!
Contact the Development Department to learn more about how to get your organization involved with the 2nd Annual Charlotte International Arts Festival, celebrating the international arts community from around the world and those here in Charlotte. Email for more information.

2023 CIAF Artist Applications