With school out and cabin fever having set in somewhere around late April, you know what we’re going to recommend — a #PhotoSafari across the city.
It’s time for your pod to mask up and venture into the outdoor wilds of the Queen City for a little exploration and some great photo taking. (Pssssst! While you’re out, there are plenty of local businesses and creatives who’d be happy to see you.)
Here are some recent favorites:
- The Metropolitan has set up a “Santa Station” (our words) to send a message to the North Pole. It’s open until Dec. 24. There’s another mailbox at the Square of Trade of Tryon Streets
- A new(ish) mural by Jalene Januze is waiting for you on South Boulevard, near Beijing Chinese Restaurant. It’s perfect for expressing your North Carolina pride.
- The artist known as @CLTChalkArt painted a trash can in front of the Johnston YMCA in NoDa. It joins other trash cans we featured in October by an array of Charlotte artists and depicts four scenes from the history of NoDa — from its birth as a mill village to its modern resurgence as Charlotte’s art hub.
- While you’re in NoDa, here’s a fun one. @StencilSpray challenged photographer Brooke Brown (and new mural hunter)to find his latest work somewhere in Charlotte. He provided a photo only, no real clues. Brooke did it in less than a day — but it wasn’t easy. It was tucked away in the restroom of the TAC Gallery two blocks from the Johnston Y. Lots to see (and buy) in the gallery.
- Kyle Mosher, one of the Black Lives Matter mural artists, just released a video by Maleek Loyd and about a new mural he’s painted in South End at SPENGA Charlotte on W. Tremont Ave.
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P.S. If you take photos of any of the spots above, please share on social media and use the hashtag #CLTPhotoSafai. If you know the artist’s name, share the love and give him or her credit.
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