Responsible Reopening: We at the IAC are taking measures to protect our community while opening our first layer of art enriching classes and events. Our Old Jail will be disinfected between class attendees and visitors and hand sanitizer will be available. New air purifiers have been installed. We ask that you wear a mask until further notice, our instructors will be wearing them for your safety. Most importantly, if you have any symptoms of illness, please remain home and recuperate as we attempt to heal our neighborhood.

Thanks for you understanding and patience, we look forward to seeing you again!

Artist Spotlight:

Ashley Stovall

Ashley Stovall has always called Statesville his hometown, and now he happily lives here with his wife and two daughters.  Mr. Stovall is the art teacher at NB Mills Elementary School and an abstract painter and photographer.

Gordon Parks, Jean Michel Basquiat and Ernie Barnes are just few of his major influences. Stovall's work reminds us of Barnes' line, Basquiat's statement and Parks' cool vibe blended in Ashley's heart and arriving boldly on his canvas.

Ashley Stovall

Ashley tells us that he "has always had an appreciation for the art of creativity from the sounds of J Dilla’s drum loops to Ansel Adams view of the environment" and he "believes that life is art and that it is tool of peace, that creates conversation." 

Mr. Stovall's work will be on display at the Old Jail Gallery beginning April 7th and ending April 29th.

The public is invited to an artist reception honoring Mr. Stovall on Wednesday, April 7th, beginning at 5:30pm.

Announcing the

Iredell Arts Council

Crossroads Scholarship Art Show

This art show is open to all Iredell County Middle and High School students.  Two and three dimensional art will be accepted with a maximum size of 16x20.  

Chosen work will earn a space in the Crossroads Gallery Show, May 2021, and will be judged by professional artists to earn one of several possible awards totaling $1000. The deadline to notify the IAC with intent for entry is April 9, 2021. The deadline for artwork submission is April 23, 2021. The gallery show will take place in the month of May with an awards ceremony on May 12th.

A big thank you to our prize sponsors for this event: Kewaunee Scientific Corporation and Lake Norman Realty. Please thank them for supporting the youth arts programs in your neighborhood.

To submit an artist intent form download the form below.



Local Artist Spotlight


Every third Thursday we host a live show featuring local artists at 7pm. Original work is encouraged in our 

music-focused listening room setting.

Live-streamed on FaceBook and YouTube...follow us on social media

for these and other live events!


April 15, 2021 

7:00 PM




Asheville based musician, Vanden Landers performing Country Blues and Folk style Americana. 

Limited seating is available.

Live-streamed on FaceBook and YouTube...follow us on social media

for live events!

Thursday, December 10th

7:30 PM

Head over to the calendar of events for more great happenings

Aaron Burdett

April 30, 7:30pm

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