If you’re looking to up your culture quotient in Charlotte, you can’t beat Levine Center for the Arts. In a city where newcomers are flocking from all over the country, you’ll want to celebrate the vibrant arts community right outside your door. Located at Stonewall and South Tryon Street, this cultural center includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, John S. and James L. Knight Theater, and Mint Museum Uptown.

“There is a critical need to identify the real meaning and value of museums to the community and the individual,” says Hillary Cooper, Director of Advancement & Communications at The Mint Museum, representing Levine Center for the Arts. “By combining forces, Levine Center for the Arts does a great job at creating these vital and rich cultural experiences that can’t be missed. It’s a collection of Charlotte’s art, a symbol of pride.”

By seeing shows, viewing art and even having a cocktail at an evening of jazz, you’re keeping the history of Charlotte alive and making new history too. Here’s how to enjoy Levine Center for the Arts, whether you’re on your lunch break or on a date night.

Check out what else CharlotteFive had to say about planning your Levine Center for the Arts visit here.