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3.16.21 WSIC: The Cain Center for the Arts to break-ground May 14th   

3.16.21 Cornelius Today: Achievement unlocked: Cain Center groundbreaking is May 14 

3.10.21 Cornelius Today: Cain Center/Cornelius Arts Center update 

3.9.21 Herald Citizen: Cain Center, Cornelius Arts Center partnership plans continue to gel 

2.1.21 Lakeside Living Magazine: Coming Soon to the Lake Norman Region: Cain Center for the Arts


12.20 Queen City Nerve: Most Exciting Arts Development Outside of 485 

11.1.20 Lake Norman Woman Magazine: Find What You Love 

10.9.20 Cornelius Today: Zoning and entrepreneurs are transforming Catawba Avenue 

9.15.20 Herald Citizen: Physical steps commence as Cain Center closes in on fundraising goal 

9.15.20 Charlotte Business Journal: Why businesses need to value and support creativity during time of crisis 

9.10.20 WSOC: Cain Center demolition 

9.10.20 Cornelius Today: Demolition underway for future Cain Center for the Arts 

9.10.20 Cornelius Today: The Cain’s gift is transformational for Cornelius 

9.2.20 Cornelius Today: Arts Center demo process will take 90-120 days 

9.2.20 Herald Citizen: Cornelius site-clearing event to make milestone for Cain Center 

9.1.20 Cornelius Today: Cain Center launches “buy-a-brick” Fundraiser 

9.1.20 Currents: The Cain Center for the Arts rolls out new fundraising opportunity 

8.5.20 Cornelius Today: Buy a brick campaign coming in September 

8.4.20 The Charlotte Observer: Final plans take shape for new $25 million arts, community center near Charlotte 

7.10.20 Herald Citizen: YMCA new home for drive-in movies 

6.19.20 Charlotte Business Journal: Morning Buzz featuring Cain Center for the Arts 

6.18.20 Herald Citizen: Mecklenburg County commits $1 million to Cain Center  

6.16.20 Herald Citizen: How cotton gin scales symbolize Cornelius’ balance of future and past 

6.4.20 Herald Citizen: Showtime! Cain Center opens curtain on design 

6.3.20 Cornelius Today: County budget provides $1 million for Cain Center 

6.2.20 WSIC: Cain Center releases final renderings of theater and gallery 

5.20.20 Herald Citizen: Cain Center rendering provides glimpse of Lake Norman arts and culture centerpiece 

5.19.20 Herald Citizen: Vision emerges for Cain Center  

5.19.20 Queen City Nerve: Cain Center for the Arts Unveils First Finalized Renderings 

5.19.20 Cornelius Today: Cain Center Releases Building Renderings to the Public 

3.20.20 Herald Citizen: Cain Center to take over Cornelius art programs 

3.11.20 Cornelius Today: Town plans to merge arts efforts 

3.9.20 WFAE 90.7: Cornelius hopes planned arts center will transform its downtown 

2.21.20 Herald Citizen: ‘Aquesta Challenge’ backs Cain Center 

2.12.20 Cornelius Today: Aquesta commits $250K to Cain Center 

2.5.20 Herald Citizen: Cain Center campaign passes $15M threshold 

1.30.20 Cornelius Today: Cain Center for the Arts celebrates a huge 2019 final quarter 

1.2.20 Herald Citizen: Newsmakers: A Look Back At 2019 – Cain Center for the Arts 

1.1.20 Lake Norman Woman Magazine: Women On The Move – Louise Cashion


11.19.19 News Talk WSIC: Lake Norman’s Cashion family makes major contribution to Cain Center for the Arts

11.18.19 Cornelius Today: Cashion family adds to Cain Center funding

11.15.19 Herald Citizen: Cashions commit $500,000 to Cain Center

10.1.19 Cornelius Lakeside Living Magazine: Bill and Ericka Cain: Family and Philanthropy

10.1.19 News Talk WSIC: Conversation with Justin Dionne from Cain Center for the Arts

9.26.19 Herald Citizen: Designs for Cain Center put Cornelius arts facility in focus

9.19 Old Town Cornelius: Keeping up with the Cain Center

9.10.19 LKN Connect: A Conversation with the First Lady of Cornelius

9.1.19 Lake Norman Currents Magazine: Turning Outreach into an Art

9.1.19 Lake Norman Women Magazine: That’s What He Said

8.28.19 Herald Citizen: Budget changes approved for Cain Center for the Arts

7.3.19 Herald Citizen: As fundraising continues, Cain Center maintains regional promotion of the arts

6.3.19 Cornelius Today: $2 million raised at Cain Center fundraiser

5.16.19 Cornelius Today: Founders’ Ball raises $660,000 for Cain Center

5.15.19 Herald Citizen: Events fuel Cain campaign

2.1.19 Peninsula Navigator: About Town

2.1.19 Lakeside Living Magazine: The Future of Our Downtown

2.1.19 OTC: What is an arts district?

1.30.19 Herald Citizen: Cultural opportunities connect families in Cornelius

1.26.19 Cornelius Today: Get artsy with Cain Center for the Arts

1.2.19 Herald Citizen: Funding drives progress of future Cornelius arts center

1.1.19 Cornelius Today: Cain Center program thrills local students, teachers

1.1.19 LKN Connect: The Cain Center for the Arts in Cornelius is making strides


11.2.17 Herald Weekly: Cornelius Arts Center to host campaign conversation

10.11.17 Lake Norman Citizen: Input wanted for new arts center

10.11.17 Cornelius Today: Arts Center ‘conversation’

10.5.17 Herald Weekly: Architects chosen for Cornelius Arts Center

10.4.17 Herald Citizen: Architects chosen for new arts center

10.2.17 Business Today: Famed architect joins Cornelius Arts Center design team

9.1.17 Cornelius Today: 2020 Vision: Cornelius is changing fast

8.22.17 Charlotte Observer: Will Cornelius become the NoDa of the north?

8.1.17 Lake Norman Currents Magazine: Artistic Direction

7.7.17 Cornelius Today: Justin Dionne: Accustomed to the leading role in public theatre

7.3.17 Lake Norman Citizen: The Renaissance Man

6.28.17 Cornelius Today: Arts Center lands $100K, courtesy of Bradford, legislature

6.25.17 Business Today: Bradford secures $100K to help seed Cornelius Arts Center

6.15.17 Herald Weekly: Cornelius names arts center director

6.13.17 Lake Norman Citizen: Cornelius tabs Dionne to head arts center

6.8.17 Lake Norman Citizen: Cornelius hires arts center director

6.7.17 Business Today: Economic driver:Cornelius hires arts center director

5.4.17 Charlotte Observer: Cornelius hopes a new downtown arts center will spark more development

5.1.17 Charlotte Observer: Interest in the arts blossoms in Lake Norman

4.1.17 Lake Norman Currents Magazine: Cornelius finds its ‘Nutcracker’

3.17.17 Lake Norman Citizen: Cornelius Arts Center board is looking for help

2.20.17 Cornelius Today: Newsmakers Breakfast Feb. 23 features chairman of Cornelius Arts Center

1.29.17 Cornelius Today, Arts Center meeting on Monday at Town Hall

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