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CPCC's production of Les Miserables in 2013   Patty & Bill Gorelick Galleries

Performing Arts

Central Piedmont Community College is your cultural resource for Mecklenburg County. For more than 43 years, the College has presented the finest music, theatre and dance to the community, while offering professional development and educational opportunities to students pursuing a career in the performing arts. Every year Central Piedmont Performing Arts produces an array of programs in both the award winning Dale F. Halton Theater and Pease Auditorium. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Central Piedmont Galleries

The Central Piedmont Galleries, including the Elizabeth Ross Gallery, Pease Gallery and the Patty and Bill Gorelick Galleries, are committed to inspiring, educating and engaging students, faculty and community members through access to exceptional visual art. The Galleries support the teaching mission of the college by serving as a lab for the visual arts curriculum and for cross-discipline collaboration. Visit for exhibit information.
Chris Abani Lecture at Sensoria: A celebration of literature and the arts   Culinary Students at Aspire Bakery


Founded by former Central Piedmont instructor, Irene Blair Honeycutt, Sensoria is the college's annual celebration of literature and the arts. Each spring Sensoria features some of the best presentations of literature, visual and performing arts. For a complete schedule of events, please visit

Culinary Arts

Central Piedmont's Hospitality Education Program includes Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts and Hospitality Management. Members from the community may support the learning experience of culinary students through Central Piedmont's Greenway Restaurant or at the college's Aspire Bakery & Bistro. For a very special food and wine event supporting Central Piedmont's Culinary Arts programs, consider attending the Central Piedmont Foundation's Swirl event.