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Cabarrus Arts Council Presents Art on Tap, Brings Together a Common Interest in the Arts & Brews

Jan 12, 2017 02:27PM, Published by Melanie Heisinger, Categories: Community



Art on Tap is the Cabarrus Arts Council’s membership group for young professionals. This fun event-based group is all about learning new artistic mediums while getting in touch with the creative side. 

Art on Tap launched in September of 2015 as a means to bring together young professionals with a common interest in the arts and in making an impact on our community. 

Since then, membership has grown to about 80 people.

Designed for and by young adults, their members come from diverse backgrounds including photographers, stay-at-home-moms, doctors, and so many more. Membership age is generally from 21 to early 40s.

Most people like to enjoy events that Art on Tap throws before joining. The group mentality is designed to be fun, while also being creative. Their events match this creativity mentality, most of them having some sort of hands-on activity.

Some examples include:

Bourbon & Brushes - Bourbon tasting and learning while trying bourbon painting techniques.

Craft Beer & Clay - Craft beer tasting from Cabarrus Brewing Company, along with creating things with clay.

Lights & Libations - An event that's still in planning stages. 

According to Public Relations Coordinator for the Cabarrus Arts Council, Elisabeth Thornton, "Most people I’ve asked join because it’s a great way to meet like-minded folks their own age; it’s been a great way to network; it’s simply a good time. And 9 times out of 10, there’s some kind of hands-on activity. At the end of the night, folks usually know something new about an art medium, or a new technique."

Elisabeth Thornton s the new Public Relations Coordinator for the Cabarrus Arts Council. She was hired in late August and loves working there.

Thornton spent several years as a journalist before joining the Cabarrus Arts Council as its Media Relations Coordinator in August 2016. She’s written hundreds of feature articles on the arts, as well as on innovative science discoveries, marketing trends and profile pieces. Her work has appeared in the Miami Herald, The Seattle Times, The Columbus Dispatch, The News & Observer and the Independent Tribune, among others. While an independent reporter for The Charlotte Observer, she also wrote prolifically on interests pertaining to Cabarrus County. 

Elisabeth has an extensive background in radio broadcasting, performing as on-air talent, providing voiceover work, and producing radio commercials. She is a former co-host of a top-rated Nielsen Audio (formerly Arbitron) morning radio show in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Elisabeth earned a BS in Secondary Education: English from the State University of New York, and has taught writing and literature to middle and high school students.

Join Art on Tap for their next big event on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7pm to celebrate the Cabarrus Arts Council's Clay exhibition with an interactive pottery demonstration and locally crafted brew!


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Art On Tap: Craft Beer & Clay: Jan 13, 2017 7:00PM

Join Art on Tap on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7pm to celebrate the Cabarrus Arts Council's Clay exhibition with an interactive pottery demonstration and locally crafted brew! Learn a... Read More » 


Learn about the brewing process from the experts at Cabarrus Brewing Co., who will offer a craft beer tasting.

You will also have the opportunity to create your own piece of pottery during a hands-on activity led by local artist Stephanie Gainer. She will fire your clay artwork, which will be available for pick up after the event.

Sounds like fun!


If you are interested in learning more about membership benefits or the Cabarrus Arts Council, you can call 704.920.2787 or visit CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.


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