Summer Arts Events and Festivals

Summer Arts Events and Festivals

Brushes And PaintGear up for summer and support the local art community with Mooresville, NC events and festivals. In June 2018, the 4th Annual North Carolina Open Plein Air and Arts at the Mill Festival will take place, inviting artists to hone their skills and display and/or sell their art. To plan your stay in Mooresville, North Carolina, contact the Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau today.

4th Annual North Carolina Open Plein Air

Tuesday, June 5 – Sunday June 10, 2018

Hosted by Mooresville Arts Gallery, the 4th Annual NC Open Plein Air Event kicks off on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 with the three-day Plein Air Workshop. Conducted by Greg Barnes, an artist and teacher based in Charlotte, NC, the workshop will feature demonstrations and instructions on oils and pastels.

June 8 – 10, 2018, Plein Air Paint Out will allow artists of all skill levels to paint at outdoor sites approved by site owners. Each site is located within short driving distance from the Mooresville Arts Depot for your convenience. During Paint Out, a number of special promotions from restaurants and eateries will be offered to artists. Then, on Sunday, June 10, artists will have a half-day to paint before wet hanging, judging, refreshments and the award presentation.

Following the event, artists are encouraged to leave their artwork for display and purchase from June 10 to June 21. For more information, send an e-mail to

Arts at the Mill Festival

Friday, June 15 (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.), Saturday, June 16 (10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 17 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Join The Mill and Mooresville Arts June 15 – 17 for the Arts at the Mill Festival. This three-day fine arts celebration takes place indoors at 500 S Main St in downtown Mooresville at the former Burlington Industries Mill. During the festival, attendees will have the chance to view and purchase original artwork, including pottery, paintings, leatherwork, jewelry, woodwork, photography and more, from local and national artists. For more information, send an e-mail to

Plan Your Trip

Are you visiting Mooresville, NC for our summer arts events and festivals? Gather information on local restaurants, things to do and places to stay in Race City USA – call our Visitors Center at 877-661-1234 today.