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Shop one-of-a-kind art for Valentine's Day

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Whether your Valentine is near or far, show them how much you care with a one-of-a- kind handmade piece from a local artist. Shop online and pick up the gift Wednesday or Friday, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Gifts for Kids

Have a younger Valentine? Here are a few suggestions for dads. Hal the Gal Prints 8-inch Mary Poppins bookmark for $6; ShoeBeeDo 4-by-4.5 inch suede bag with strap for $15; and The Bead Lady 3-inch pearl bracelet with owl charm for $28. Go to Order online and pick up items curbside on Wednesday or Friday.

Gifts for him

What better way to tell him you’re drawn to him like moths to a flame than with this Moth Mug from Margaret Larson for $34? Also shown are a Walter Hazelrigg textured maple bowl for $25 and Wild at Heart Bear 4-inch natural Botticino coaster from Lotus Petale for $13. Go to Order one online and pick it up curbside on Wednesday or Friday.

Gifts for her

The Gallery Gift Shop has dozens of pieces perfect for your Valentine. We'll help you choose: Blue Hen Pottery 3-by-5 honey pot with bee knob for $65; Seed & Sky dragonfly bronze earrings for $32; or Muro Teal, brass and resin half circle pendant necklace (1-inch pendant with a 9-inch chain) for $48. Go to Order online and pick up items curbside on Wednesday or Friday.

Far Away

Let that far-away Valentine know where you are, where their roots are or, perhaps, the next winning lottery numbers with this North Carolina 4-inch natural Botticino coaster from Lotus Petale. $13. Go to Order one online and pick it up curbside on Wednesday or Friday.

Heart Cards

How one-of-a-kind is your Valentine's heart? As one-of-a-kind as one of these cards from artist Sudie Rakusin? We think so. Order one online and pick it up curbside on Wednesday or Friday. Go to

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Brenda’s Art Lab: Children’s 6 week Afternoon Art Class: Select days 4:30-6:30 p.m.; $150; This 6 week children and teen art class includes drawing, painting, pottery, and sculpture. Classes meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. One day per week, Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday for 6 weeks. For more information call 704-786-8570.

Pottery lessons – Learn to throw a bowl, tumbler or vase on a potter’s wheel. Lessons adapted for Kindergarten thru Adult; Class size: individual, or groups up to four. Sessions are scheduled at mutually convenient days/times. Visit or for details; Lin Barnhardt Studio, Mt. Pleasant.

Paint Your Hearts Out: Kids Day - Every Tuesday from noon-6 p.m.; 10% off for kids 12 and under. Pricing depends on canvas size. Times: 12-2:30 p.m. or 3-6p.m; call 704-312-2699 to reserve your spot; for more information visit 543 Winecoff School Rd, Concord.

Art Studio Kannapolis: Kids Workshop: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Children ages 5-12 will make arts and crafts. Space is limited to 15 children. Each child is required to wear a mask and gloves will be provided. $25. Private parties and crafting sessions available on Saturdays. Registration email; 812 North Main Street, Kannapolis.

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North Carolina Music Hall of Fame: Open by appointment: The North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame Museum is a safe, fun, and touch-free visit for your friends & family! The Museum is open to the public by appointment Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, closed 12-1pm for lunch. Reserve your visit at Make A Reservation - North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame; 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis.


Zoom Into Art: Harrisburg Parks and Rec: Wednesdays, February 10th - March 17th; 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; $75; Children ages 8-15 will Join instructor Christina Thomas for a 6 week series of Virtual Art classes! Lessons to include: Pen and Ink Drawing – Zentangles, Candy Painting, Torn Paper Collage Landscape or Animal, Colored Pencil Drawing with Values, and Contour Lines, Movement, and Watercolor. All supplies will be provided (To be picked up by participant prior to the first class*) Register at

Paint Your Hearts Out: Wednesday Night Clay Night: Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.; In this class you will be hand building a Trivet Dish out of Clay. Once it is made, you will leave it for 7-10 days to dry and be kiln fired for the first time. Then you will return between Feb 19th and Feb 27th to complete the final painting. Max of 10 painters, so sign up soon. 543 Winecoff school Rd. Concord;

Puddle Painting: Southern Strain Brewery: Thursday, February 11, 6 - 8 p.m.; $35; Experience Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat at the Southern Strain Brewery in Historic Downtown Concord. Pre-purchase your canvas on Facebook. Masks required, no aprons offered so wear your painting clothes. All ages welcome; Southern Strain Brewery, 165 Brumley Ave NE, Suite 3001, Concord;

Taplow Music Duo at The Wine Room; Friday, February 12, 8-11 p.m.; The Taplow music duo returns to bring you their covers & original music at it's finest. 5401 Village Drive at Afton Village, Concord NC, 28027;

Paint Your Hearts Out: Galentine Paint Night: Saturday, February 13, 7-10 p.m.; $35; Join Paint Your Hearts Out for a fun Paint Night. Pick and Paint from anything in stock. Everyone pays a $35 Deposit. Pick from Ceramic, Canvas, Wood or Candle Making. 543 Winecoff school Rd. Concord; Galentine Paint Night | Facebook

Paint Your Hearts Out: Couples Valentine Paint Night: Sunday, February 14, 7 - 10 p.m.; $70; Join Paint Your Hearts Out for a fun Paint Night. Pick and Paint from anything in stock. Each couples cost is $70 ($35 per person) Deposit. Pick from Ceramic, Canvas, Wood or Candle Making. Balance of projects over $35 per person due on paint day. Max of 5 couples so sign up early. 543 Winecoff school Rd. Concord;


We’re Sew Creative: Bernina Guide Class 3, Embroidery: Thursday, February 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Must have taken Bernina Guide Class 1 and 2. No charge for customers who have purchased a Bernina machine from We're Sew Creative. You will learn to outline embroidery piecing in the hoop and quilting in the hoop. You will be making a pincushion. This class covers the basic embroidery features of Bernina embroidery machines. 8637 Concord Mills Blvd. Concord;

Red Hill Brewing Company: Vince Koob Live Music: Friday, February 19, 7 – 9 p.m.; Singer/Songwriter/Acoustic guitarist/ Vince Koob performs cover songs from various genres like Easy Listening, Folk, Classic Rock, 70's, 80's, New Country, and Originals too. 21 Union St. S, Concord;

Taplow performs at Southern Strain Brewing; Saturday, February 20, 5 – 8 p.m.; The Taplow music duo performs at Southern Strain Brewing Company. They will bring you original and cover music at its finest. Join them at Southern Strain Brewing; 165 Brumley Ave NE, Suite 3001, Concord;


Kids' Writing Workshop: Monday, February 22, 2 p.m.; Ages 7-12 Bring out the creative writer in you with story starters, prompts, and games! Register to receive a link to the workshop, which is held on Microsoft Teams. Online event;

Doran & Ivy live at The Wine Room at Afton Village; 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Friday, February 26; free; Come out and enjoy a free performance from Doran & Ivy, an acoustic duo from the Central Piedmont area. Performance will consist of a variety of covers and originals songs.; 5401 Village Dr. Concord

The Cabarrus Arts Council contributes the Arts & Entertainment column, which highlights the arts in Cabarrus County, to the Independent Tribune each Wednesday. Use the contact information provided to confirm the details of events. If you would like your arts information to be considered for inclusion, email Elisabeth Thornton at

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