South Charlotte

Indian Trail cultural center pushes to expand reach

The Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center is seeking local potters and clay artists who wish to sell their handmade creations at the annual Pottery Sale on Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The pottery sale is only one of the many events offered at the two-year-old facility.

The center is at 100 Navajo Trail.

The event will take place on the Cultural Art Center’s lawn, and the rain date is Nov. 9.

Interested potters can find applications online at under the “November Pottery Sale” tab or call Susan Didier, Indian Trail community development specialist, at 704-821-2541.

In addition to a wide selection of arts classes, the center also has hosted exhibits by amateur and professional artists.

Last year, the center started monthly poetry nights the second Saturday of each month. Now the center is continuing to expand its offerings in hopes of reaching a wider audience.

The center opened in October of 2012.

Organizers say the number of programs they host has grown from one class a day to a full calendar.

“We are working hard to bring a diverse array of arts, culture and everything in between into Indian Trail,” said Indian Trail Communications Coordinator Lindsey Edmonds.

“In a town that was built on customs and traditions, one of our goals at the Cultural Arts Center is to create an outlet where these traditions can continue to be shared and passed along,” Edmonds said. “It is also our hope that the Cultural Arts Center will be a space where new traditions are formed as our community crosses paths.”