City Creatives Pool Opens
Applications due by March 4
Applications are now open for Charlotte’s Urban Design Center’s placemaking creatives pool. This application opens once a year. Creatives ranging from visual artists, performers and photographers to poets, fabricators and teams of artists are invited to apply. Creatives who are currently members of the pool and want to remain in it for 2022 must register and refresh their information.
According to the UDC: “The pool will be used to match local creatives on a rolling basis, with opportunities throughout Charlotte.” The document also notes that “inclusion in the pool does not guarantee a commission.”
Charlotte Art League Issues Call for Black History Month
Entry Deadline: Feb. 2
Exhibit Dates: Feb. 4 – March 4
Charlotte Art League has issued an open call to artists to submit artwork that portrays Black History Month. They’re seeking work that explores Black history from a vantage point that is meaningful to the submitting artist. Selected pieces will be viewed online and can be purchased through the virtual exhibit.
Hear That? BOOM Charlotte is Back!
Deadline to apply: Feb. 4
Queen City creatives, by now you may already know (but we want to be sure) that a live, in-person version of the BOOM Charlotte festival is BACK April 22-23. And, they’ve issued an open call for artists.
BOOM’s Instagram post says, “BOOM Charlotte is looking forward to collaboratively creating spaces where edgy, provocative, and downright weird art can be put on display just a few steps away from family-friendly art offerings.”
Nouveau Sud Unleashes La Bestia
Jan. 20-23, 2022
Booth Playhouse – 100 N. Tryon St.
If you’ve seen the remarkable work of director Carlos Alexis Cruz and his diverse group of dance/acrobatic/physical theater artists, then you know this all-ages show is going to be lit. La Bestia is a contemporary circus show about the immigrant journey from Central and Latin America to the U.S., featuring a wide array of visual scenes to capture the heart of the Central American and Mexican landscape and culture.
- MORE: Purchase your tickets.
Goodyear Arts Invites You to See MÔR in 2022
Opening Jan. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Goodyear Arts – 301 Camp Rd. Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte creatives Alexandra Jane and Briona Simone have curated works for MÔR, a collective exhibition of works centered on Black lesbian thought. MÔR opens at Goodyear Arts today.
MÔR includes work from Sokari Ekine, Shan Wallace and Makeda Lewis, Tochi Hannah, Sofahood, Laila Stevens, Asia Stewart, Ibtisam Tasnim, Victoria Walton and special guest, Ika Hügel-Marshall. The evening features a walkthrough with participating artists at 7 p.m.
Get One “Last Look” at Regine Bechtler Sculpture
Jan. 27, 6-9 p.m. – Reservation Required
Galleries at 811 – 811 Providence Rd
This is your last chance to check out 811’s eight original sculptures from Regine Bechtler on display at the Galleries at 811. In addition to the gorgeous collection of contemporary ceramic works, this closing event will also feature champagne and light hors d’oeuvres.
Three Artists Featured at Charlotte Renaissance: An Urban Revival
The Goodyear House – 3032 N. Davidson St.
This month-long art event presented by Jacqueline F. Currie MA will feature original artwork by Leon S. Parker, Ajane Williams and Azjah Stallings. Pieces displayed on the walls of The Goodyear House can be purchased by diners on the spot. Now that’s a partnership we’ll eat up.
- MORE: Read up on this exhibition.
Art is Popping Up-town … Thanks to Art Pop
Our weather friends are saying there’s a chance we may be headed into the second “snowmageddon” of January this weekend, but … 24 hours later … you’re going to want to get out and walk around. Our friends at ArtPop Street Gallery have just the tonic.
Use the map above for a self-guided art walk of 10 of the artists from their class of 2022 on newsstands on Tryon Street. (Or, you can take a less athletic drive around and see the work emblazoned on billboards all over the city.)
- MORE: Read about the Class of 2022.
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