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One of the hidden gems of the Matthews Alive Festival is contained within the Matthews Community Center which, for the duration of the festival, officially becomes the Matthews Alive Cultural Center. Much more than just air-conditioning, the Cultural Center has many great offerings, making it worth your time to come inside!
The Matthews Artist Guild:
The Matthews Artist Guild (MAG) offers a juried gallery display of artwork by local artists. The artwork ranges in medium, including: Watercolor, Acrylics, Oil, etc… This show has continued to grow over the years and, also, features pieces for sale. There are always some amazing works of art in this show, and what’s even better, is they were created by folks right here in Matthews!
Dreamweavers of Matthews:
The Dreamweavers of Matthews introduced the latest element into the festival just a few years ago, and since then, it has almost doubled in size. This new addition showcases the incredible skill and mastery that goes into basket weaving. These works of art are so much more than just another basket. Some have function, some just incredible form, some tell a story and all are simply incredible to behold. You have to come on in and see this show to believe it!
Matthews Alive Quilt Show:
The Matthews Alive Quilt Display has become one of the most popular events of the festival. Each year, there are approx 50 quilts displayed. The original vision of this show was to provide an avenue for local quilters of all levels to display their quilts in a protected environment. The purpose, now, serves to continue to inspire people, as well as educate them about quilting as an art. Each year, festival-goers are given the opportunity to vote on their favorite quilt for a Viewer’s Choice Award. You will be moved by some of these amazing works of handcrafted art!
And, of course, please don’t forget to check out the great cultural entertainment on the stage throughout the weekend! That schedule can be found on our Entertainment Page »
Looking for more information about the Cultural Center Activities?
Cultural Recreation Specialist – Town of Matthews
704-321-7275 x 324