Matthews Community Center

Matthews Community Center opened in 1907 as the Town's first public school. Over the years, this classic brick schoolhouse was expanded to meet the demands of this growing community. When the aging building faced demolition in the 1990's, the Town of Matthews stepped in with a multi- million dollar restoration effort. Now a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmark, the Community Center provides a vital link between Matthews' picturesque past and dynamic future. The center also houses Fullwood Theater - home of the Matthews Playhouse. Call (704) 321-7275 for more information or to speak with staff.

Matthews Community Center Hours:
Monday through Friday: 9 AM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 2 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 6 PM
Matthews Community Center

Crews Recreation Center

Crews Recreation Center is the Town of Matthews' first indoor recreation center, opening in 2006. The Center is located at 1201 Crews Rd. (behind Matthews Police Station). A variety of programs are offered, including athletic leagues, martial arts and many other classes. Call (704) 708-1287 for open gym hours and more information.

Crews Recreation Center Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 12 PM to 9 PM
Friday: 12 PM to 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 12 PM to 6 PM

Crews Recreation Center Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM


McDowell Arts Center

McDowell Arts Center is located at 123 McDowell Street, adjacent to the Matthews Community Center. The former Agriculture Building was built in the 1920s as an extension of the old Matthews High School. In 2008 the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System transferred the building to the Town. The "MAC" is a dedicated space for the Arts! The facility is home to a wide variety of art related classes and programs, as well as gallery space. The McDowell Arts Center is also home to KidzArt and the Matthews Artists Guild.  Call (704) 847-9746 for more information.

McDowell Arts Center Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday: 1 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 6 PM


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