CIAF - Charlotte International Arts Festival

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. 

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact: Samantha  Kowert at 704.379.1359 or

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Blumenthal Fellowship Program

Now, with CIAF, local artists have even more opportunities to showcase their work, from assisting in building large-scale installations by visiting international artists to participating in the Blumenthal Fellowship Program, the new initiative that highlights local artists and the incredible array of innovative works they are creating. The Blumenthal Fellows finally have the opportunity to showcase their work in a big way with CIAF. Installations will be on display in various locations throughout the city, from Romare Bearden Park to Ballantyne’s Backyard.

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