Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is Hitting the Streets in 2024 …
… and is Seeking a Local Artist to Create a Design for New Mobile Stage
Charlotte Is Creative is excited to work with the Charlotte Symphony to bring this exciting opportunity to Charlotte-based visual artists.
In spring 2024, the Symphony takes the music on the road, unveiling a 40-foot-wide mobile performance stage and the CSO Roadshow. This traveling concert series will bring pop-up music experiences directly to neighborhoods across Charlotte.
To complement the experience, the Symphony has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for local/regional artists interested in designing a mural wrap to adorn the stage.
“The final work will capture the essence of community gatherings and embody the spirit of the Symphony,” said David Fisk, president and CEO of the Charlotte Symphony. “Music, along with visual art, has the unparalleled ability to unite people and resonate with the community’s heartbeat. We want our new community stage to embody that, from the design that wraps it to the music that radiates from it.”
Applications open now. The initial RFQ deadline is Dec. 1, 2o23. READ MORE AND APPLY.
CREDIT: Blumenthal Perfoming Arts
What’s the Future of Immersive Art in Charlotte?
Charlotte Symphony and Blumenthal Performing Arts Want Your Thoughts
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Blumenthal Performing Arts are working together to assess new approaches to programming that draw on new technologies and innovative formats and spaces.
And, they’re inviting you to take this survey to share your thoughts on the kinds of immersive performances and exhibitions – think Virtual Van Gogh – you’d like to experience in the future. The information generated by the community survey will be used to guide future projects from both the Symphony and Blumenthal.
If you choose to participate, you’ll get access to survey results after you finish.
60+ Charlotte-Based Artists Featured in the Exhibition’s Final Year
Nov. 12 to 19, 2023 | Mint Museum Uptown
Rest in peace, LOCAL/STREET. After just three years of introducing the Queen City to its favorite new artists, it’s time to pour one out in memory of this three-year cultural experiment.
“It’s three and done on LOCAL/STREET,” said curator Carla Aaron-Lopez. “I’m not ending LOCAL/STREET because we’ve run out of talent to showcase. On the contrary, we’ve just scratched the surface. We’re just getting started.”
Admission is free for LOCAL/STREET: The Final Chapter’s opening from 1-5 p.m. at the Mint Museum Uptown on Sunday, November 12. For just one week, the work of more than 60 Charlotte-based creatives will be on view at the Mint. And, on Nov. 20, LOCAL/STREET will give up the ghost and open the door for what’s next.
“After 2023, it’s time to set the new standard. We’ve shown Charlotte who we are,” said Aaron-Lopez. “Now, it’s time for the rest of the country to see it. No resting on laurels. No coasting on reputation. We’ve got more work to do.”
Read more and see a list of participating artists here.
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