who we are


he Union County Community Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead, cultivate, and promote the arts as an essential component of community life and education. We believe that by creating and supporting opportunities for Union County residents to create, perform, or attend arts activities, we are enhancing the education and quality of life aspects of our community members.

Meet Those Behind Our Mission

  • Barbara Faulk
    Barbara Faulk Executive Director

Julie Rushing

Administrative Assistant

Our Mission

The mission of the Union County Community Arts Council began in 1980 by four area businessmen; John Ashcraft, Jim Barnett, Koy Dawkins, and Ben Helms, for the purpose of creating an organization whose mission would enhance the quality of life in Union County.  This mission continues today by serving the people of Union County, promoting the arts as an essential component of community life.  The council’s roots included the Union County Playmakers and the first annual Blooming Arts Festival in downtown Monroe.  Since incorporation, the Union County Community Arts Council has with worked with thousands of volunteers who continue to believe in the cultural arts programs and services to the council.

  • increasing the participation in and the awareness and appreciation of the arts
  • to serve as a cultural planner and resource agency for the citizens of Union County
  • developing programming and services to meet the needs of our community
  • providing financial assistance to non-profit arts organizations and individuals and encourage arts in Union County

Board Of Directors

Ron Brown, President
State Utility Contractors Inc.
704-289-6400 (office)
704-201-6678 (cell)
704-282-0590 (fax)

Ron Hinson, President-Elect
Hinson Electric
(704) 363-5698 (cell)

Amy Jackson, Secretary
Wingate University
(704) 233-8294 (office)
(704) 989-2236 (cell)

Rob Morrison, Past President
Morrison Appraisal
(704) 283-2286 (office)
(704) 221-3062 (cell)
(704) 283-8989 (fax)

Ernest Collins
(704) 283-1571 (home)
(704) 242-2785 (cell)
(704) 282-2051 (fax)

Crystal Gilliard
Union County Register of Deeds
(704) 361-0606 (cell)
(704) 283-3569 (fax)

Michael Lanphier
Merrill Lynch, VP
(704) 341-5119 (office)
(704) 604-7702 (cell)
(704) 837-8461 (fax)

Mike Lutes
Artium Health Union
(980) 993-4057 (office)
(704) 246-6853 (cell)

Vicki Merritt
Central Academy of Technology & Arts
(704) 296-3088 (office)
(980) 253-7767 (cell)
(704) 296-3090 (fax)

Fo Roldan

Jake Thomas
Union Power Cooperative
(704) 220-1414 (office)
(704) 207-4361 (cell)

Dr. Ann Walters
(704) 289-7545 (cell)

Martha Wegner
Duke Energy
(704) 395-4355 (office)
(704) 718-5232 (cell)

Ex-officio Board Of Directors

Carl Bishop
South Piedmont Community College
(704) 290-5281 (office)
(864) 356-0003 (cell)

Dr. Brad Breedlove
Union County Public Schools
(704) 296-1003 (office)
(704) 607-9904 (cell)

Larry Faison, Manager
City of Monroe
(704) 282-4501 (office)
(910) 918-5746 (cell)
(704) 283-9098 (fax)

Jenna Westbrook
Union Academy Foundation
(704) 238-9879 (home)
(704) 856-1128 (cell)

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