The Cleveland County Arts Council is an organization that directly reaches over 21,000 people in Cleveland County. Over 8,000 people walk through the Arts Center doors each year, to view our exhibits, attend our art classes, take in performances, meet artists, and make new friends. Over 13,000 students attend one of the 20 cultural performances we sponsor in the schools, over 300 attend summer art camp and over 600 enter the annual student art competition. We have over 500 artists participate in various programs with the assistance of over 400 volunteers. We help artists find money to practice their crafts, and offer a facility where they can share their work with others. We are the umbrella organization in Cleveland County, offering promotion and support to 22 affiliate groups Mission: The Cleveland County Arts Council will ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in programs and activities that will enrich cultural life.