Have you ever been part of something from the very beginning?

Part of the initial drive and base in which successes and dreams were built upon?

Cain Center for the Arts is going to completely change how we experience our lives here in the Lake Norman (LKN) region. Not only will it serve as a beautiful anchor to downtown Cornelius’s budding arts district, it will become part of the fabric that makes us proud to say that we live here.

You’ll enjoy hours upon hours of experiences that will reflect and continue to shape what it means to live here. Live concerts will be enjoyed (indoor and outdoor), theatre will be experienced, children will perform on the stage and hang their art in the gallery. All of the people of LKN will have a way to call this place home.




This project is well on its way to becoming a reality and you can help to get it there.

You can become a Founders Society Member and cement your place as a visionary here in our community. The Founders Society is a limited-time opportunity for those who pledge to the campaign before construction begins. With construction scheduled to begin in Summer of 2021, the window for membership is beginning to close.




What does it mean to be a Founders Society Member?

Along with being recognized on a plaque on the sculpture outside of the center, Founders Society members will be forever recognized with special offers and opportunities at the Cain Center. These opportunities include exclusive first options at season tickets, classes, special receptions, meet and greets, and more.


How can I join?

Founders Society members can join at 4 different levels:

  • Community Circle
  • Creative Circle
  • Catawba Circle
  • Cain Circle

The pledge starts at $2,500. Pledges can be paid over a two-year period. You must make your pledge before the construction begins in order to become a member. Make your pledge today and show your pride for our community and commitment to its future.


“I became a Founders Society member not only to invest in the future of my community, but also to invest in my future enjoyment. I look forward to attending fantastic events when the theatre opens.” — Ellen Stafford

For more information

Visit our website, www.cainarts.org.

Click here to download a brochure about the Founders Society

Click here to make a pledge.





Justin Dionne is Executive Director for Cain Center for the Arts. A native North Carolinian, Justin has spent over 15 years in the arts industry with 10 of those being in leadership roles. He spearheaded the creation and construction of Lee Street theatre in Salisbury, NC and also helped to build the Norvell Theater. Justin holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Catawba College and studied at the Graduate Level at Florida State University. An avid Carolina Panthers fan, Justin and his family live in Huntersville.