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Cain Center for the Arts

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Cain Center: A jewel coming to downtown

June 17. By Dave Vieser. The $25 million Cain Center for the Arts will add a magnificent new design element to Cornelius. The contemporary structure will stand amidst neo-classical municipal buildings, quaint downtown structures and mill houses and cottages nearby. Named for Cornelius residents Ericka and Bill Cain, who contributed $5 million to the project, […]

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Demolition under way at Cain Center site

May 25. By Dave Yochum. Those crashing sounds you might hear downtown are Griffin Brothers Cos. demolishing the concrete foundations at the future site of the Cain Center for the Arts. The 30,000 square foot structure will include a 400-seat theater, two visual arts classrooms, a dance studio and conference room, a two-story lobby, Gallery […]

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Historic day: Cain Center for the Arts breaks ground

May 14. The Cain Center for the Arts took a giant step forward this morning with the official groundbreaking in downtown Cornelius. The $25 million regional arts center, which is expected to be completed in December of 2022, is named for Cornelius residents Ericka and Bill Cain, who contributed $5 million to the project which […]

Perry Mixter is Cain Center’s new chief fundraiser

April 27. Perry Mixter is the new development director at the Cain Center for the Arts. The former vice president of development at the Arts & Science Council, he successfully generated $6 million annually to support Mecklenburg’s arts and culture ecosystem. He also served as president of the Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (2007-11), director […]

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Good news from Cain Center: Construction will cost $2MM less than expected

April 23. By Dave Yochum. The winning bid for construction of the $25 million Cain Center for the Arts in downtown Cornelius has come in at $16 million—some $2 million less than expected. The winning bidder, Charlotte-based Edifice General Contractors, is one of the top commercial builders in the Southeast and one of the top […]

Cain Center for the Arts design by Steinberg Hart | Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture

Achievement unlocked: Cain Center groundbreaking is May 14

March 16. Groundbreaking for the $25 million Cain Center for the Arts will be May 14 in downtown Cornelius. The ceremony will celebrate more than six years of hard work to bring a world-class facility for arts and culture to the Lake Norman region. “We’re very excited to finally see our vision come to life,” […]

Cain Center for the Arts design by Steinberg Hart | Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture

Cain Center/Cornelius Arts Center update

March 10. By Dave Vieser. The COVID-delayed takeover of the Cornelius Arts Center by the Cain Center for the Arts will take place in September, about nine months later than planned. The Cain Center, which is at $18.1 million toward a $25 million goal, will take over all current visual arts programs and activities including […]

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Demolition underway for future Cain Center for the Arts

Sept. 10. By Dave Yochum. With more than $17 million raised so far, the Cain Center for the Arts took a big step forward this morning with demolition of the existing blue metal buildings getting under way just west of the police station. The third building on the 1.85 acre site, what’s left of a […]

Demolition will begin on the Cain Center for the Arts future site Sept. 10.

Arts Center demo process will take 90-120 days

Sept. 2. Cain Center for the Arts will move an important step forward on Sept. 10, when demolition will begin on the center’s future site. Two existing blue metal buildings which have recently been vacated will be demolished while the third structure, an historic cotton gin, will be carefully dismantled piece by piece. “It will […]

Cain Center for the Arts design by Steinberg Hart | Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture

Cain Center launches ‘buy-a-brick’ fundraiser

Sept. 1. By Dave Vieser. The dream of an arts/cultural center which began almost 20 years ago take a dramatic step closer to reality this month when the old blue warehouse buildings next to the Cornelius Police Station are torn down. Construction crews will “raze Cain” on Sept. 10 according to Mayor Woody Washam. The […]