Education and outreach leads to understanding, appreciation and long term care of a public art collection. Whenever appropriate and with available resources, Art-in-Transit staff explores, develops and implements educational and outreach initiatives.
Partnerships with area educational, cultural and historical institutions assist CATS in expanding the communication between artists and stakeholders and community representatives. Partnerships provide further opportunities to engage the public in the artistic process to ensure understanding and appreciation of the art.
The Art-in-Transit program maintains working relationships with the Arts and Science Council, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts +Culture, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte Art League, Levine Museum of the New South, McColl Center for Visual Art, Mint Museum, Spirit Square (Blumenthal Performing Arts Center), The Light Factory, and local colleges and universities.