Public Art





“Public Display of Affection” in Downtown Matthews

Where Are We in CLT? | September 3, 2020

Usually, we think PDA is a little icky. (Come on people, get a room.) Especially now that we are supposed to be social distancing. (Seeing people hold hands in the produce section raises our anxiety level now.) But there is one Public Display of Affe… read more »




Hugh McManaway Statue on Queens Road

Where Are We in CLT? | August 4, 2020

On August 3, we played a game of “Where Are We In CLT?” with our pals at WBTV’s QC Life. Throughout the day we left clues on social media about our top (not so) secret location before the big reveal on QC@3. So, (if you ignored the photo above) where… read more »




Thanos Mural by Southern Tiger Collective

Where Are We in CLT? | July 30, 2020

We’re in the endgame now. Thanos has assembled all of the Infinity Stones and has set up shop on the side of Seventh Sin Tattoo Company to await whichever Avengers are brave enough to face him and whichever Charlotteans are brave enough to take a pic… read more »




“The Wildcat Way” Statue at Johnson & Wales University

Where Are We in CLT? | July 23, 2020

We need every Johnson & Wales student and alumni to join us in a verse of the official school fight song: “Wildcats everywhere Wave your hands up in the air That’s the way we do it Let’s get to it Come on everyone!” Oh, wait… that’s from High Sch… read more »




“Cool Globes” on North Tryon Street

Where Are We in CLT? | July 2, 2020

Many summer travel plans have been canceled this year, but there is still a way you can go on a globetrotting adventure right here in the Queen City. 35 globes are calling the streets of Charlotte home for the remainder of the year and they are defin… read more »




“Clarity” by Matt Hooker and Matt Moore

Where Are We in CLT? | June 30, 2020

We would say that this mural has us howling in delight every time we see it, but in all honestly, we usually just stand there in stunned silence in awe of its beauty and detail. This piece by Matt Hooker and Matt Moore, also know around the Charlotte… read more »




Furrow by Thomas Sayre

Where Are We in CLT? | June 26, 2020

Fun Fact: Wednesday, July 1 is National Gingersnap Day, arguably the biggest holiday of the year, so we thought we would pump the hype up even more by sharing the gingersnappiest looking piece of art in the Queen City. Every time we pass this install… read more »




“Unfurled” Mosaic at 5200 Park Selwyn

Where Are We in CLT? | June 19, 2020

We aren’t sure what the record for the most artists to work on one project in Charlotte is, but we think this piece at 5200 Park Selwyn is a strong contender for the crown. The stunning mosaic titled “Unfurled” is a combination of mosaic pieces from… read more »




“Belmont Strong” by Rosalia Torres-Weiner

Where Are We in CLT? | June 15, 2020

We would like to put in a formal request for a mural to be painted on every street in Charlotte. Life just seems a little better with colorful roadways, don’t you agree? Charlotte artivist (artist + activist) Rosalia Torres-Weiner of Red Calaca Studi… read more »




Thad Tate Statue

Where Are We in CLT? | March 26, 2020

In times like these, we need examples of courage and leadership more than ever. Thad Tate, one of Charlotte’s earliest and most influential African American businessmen, checks both of those boxes. He was a leader in the community who owned and opera… read more »




16th Street Bridge Mural

Where Are We in CLT? | June 3, 2020

“Love is the bridge between you and everything else.” Love is going to be an important factor over the coming days, weeks, months, and years as our country attempts to heal and create effective widespread change. We can do this, but we need to do it… read more »




“Inner World” Mural by GLeo

Where Are We in CLT? | May 26, 2020

Last week, we shared a photo of a giant shoe that was once the base of a float in Charlotte’s award-winning Thanksgiving Day parade. We gave you a clue to where you could find it — near the mural on the North side of the Hal Marshal Annex — BUT we… read more »




Binocular Wall at CBI Workplace Solutions

Where Are We in CLT? | May 18, 2020

If there are two things we could all do to make these times a bit brighter, it’s spread a little love and lend a helping hand. Check in on your friends and family, your neighbors and coworkers, your favorite barista and your high school English teach… read more »




Mike Wirth & Optimist Hall Say “Thank You”

Where Are We in CLT? | May 15, 2020

We’ve been trying to say thank you more. To our loved ones. To our friends. To our coworkers. To the essential workers. To the teachers. To the restaurant workers. To those on the frontlines at the hospitals. To those still creating on a daily basis…. read more »




Dr. Mario at Abari Game Bar

Where Are We in CLT? | April 30, 2020

Dr. Mario has some health advice to help get you through quarantine: 1.) Wash your hands. 2.) Grab a beer. 3.) Play 2 rounds of your favorite video game and call him in the morning. This installation inspired by the 1990 puzzle video game Dr. Mario w… read more »




“Rock Hill” Mural by Osiris Rain

Where Are We in CLT? | April 28, 2020

Just a few miles down the road from the Queen City sits the city of Rock Hill, SC, or as we like to call it South of South-South Charlotte. The city commissioned Charlotte artist Osiris Rain (@osirisrain) to create a piece to kick off their Mural Mil… read more »




Plaza Midwood Community Garden

Where Are We in CLT? | April 22, 2020

Since yesterday was Earth Day, we thought we’d take you on a virtual trip to a place where the Charlotte community can be one with the environment. The Plaza Midwood Community Garden has graced Midwood Park in Charlotte since 2005 when residents of t… read more »




Trout Mural by Ivan Roque

Where Are We in CLT? | April 14, 2020

The next time you take a trip to Trader Joe’s at the Metropolitan to replenish your quarantine snacks (yes Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies and Joe Joe’s ARE essential) take a moment to enjoy this magnificent mural by artist Ivan Roque. “The brown trou… read more »




Little Free Library

Where Are We in CLT? | April 8, 2020

Charlotte Mecklenberg Libraries may be closed for the time being (except for their wide variety of digital resources, which we hope you take full advantage of) but there are still dozens of ~much smaller~ libraries in full operation all across the Qu… read more »




ArtPop Street Gallery

Where Are We in CLT? | April 6, 2020

We don’t want to encourage you to leave your home, but if you absolutely HAVE got get out (or you’re an essential worker traveling for your job) you might as well make it worth it and see some art! ArtPop Street Gallery allows you to enjoy their gall… read more »