Public Art






I Heart Rail Trail

Where Are We in CLT? | February 17, 2020


We love Rail Trail!⁣ You need to see the four interactive light installations that have made their way to the Rail Trail for South End’s “I Heart Rail Trail: Lights!”⁣ The installations run from Carson Street Station down to Sycamore Brewing. This ba… read more »




Long Animal Hospital

Where Are We in CLT? | November 20, 2019


We think anywhere you can add art and a splash of color to the Queen City, you should. Charlotte artist Laurie Smithwick agrees with us. She’s the mastermind behind the “Amplify the Signal” project, which used a grant from the South End Creative Lab… read more »




LaCa Projects

Where Are We in CLT? | November 12, 2019


The Panthers aren’t the only feline predators in Charlotte. Lions, tigers, and cheetahs have been known to roam around Charlotte’s Westside and if you want to go on a quick safari head over to Bryant Street. There you’ll find a stampede of colossal k… read more »




CLT250 Meter Garden

Where Are We in CLT? | October 28, 2019


It’s officially Halloweek, which means that the world will be united by the fact that everyone will end up watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at some point over the next 4 days. If the classic cartoon special leaves you wanting more Pean… read more »




Timeline at Latta Park

Where Are We in CLT? | October 23, 2019


You’ve truly never seen the color yellow until you’ve seen this bright behemoth in person. “Timeline,” the sculpture by Robert Winkler, is made from old trolley tracks that were discovered in 2009 during construction on East Blvd. The old trolley tra… read more »




Foundry at AvidXchange

Where Are We in CLT? | October 2, 2019


You know, it really grinds our gears when people say that Charlotte doesn’t have an exceptional art scene. Now, we have the most literal evidence ever that people who say that are dead wrong. This giant gear sculpture titled Foundry by Charlotte’s ow… read more »




Eastside Pride Mural by Rosalia Torres

Where Are We in CLT? | September 4, 2019


EASTSIDE PRIDE! Charlotte’s eastside is a strong, proud community with a vibrant collection of cultures and people, and this fresh mural puts that pride on full display. Painted by the uber-talented “artivist,” Rosalia Torres-Weiner. She is known for… read more »




Sam Mills Statue

Where Are We in CLT? | September 3, 2019


Sam Mills may have passed away in 2005, but his example and legacy continue to stand taller than any building here in Charlotte. As a linebacker for the Carolina Panthers, Mills excited everyone watching from the stands. But, it was his courage and p… read more »




Coca-Cola Mural

Where Are We in CLT? | August 29, 2019


It’s exciting to see murals popping up all over the Queen City, but some have been around for a long time — like this Coca-Cola painted ad that’s graced this building at 6th and N. Graham Street for decades. If you’re running the Around the Crown 10… read more »




Rex the Lion

Where Are We in CLT? | August 22, 2019


A ginormous lion has been prowling South Park since 2007 … and his name is “Rex.” The good news is he can’t move, probably because weighs around seven tons. According to Queens Univerity, Rex, who was sculpted by Jon Hair of Cornelius, reigns as th… read more »




Denton Burrows Mural on Central Ave

Where Are We in CLT? | August 20, 2019


Once upon a time, getting lost (or just wandering around) in Charlotte wasn’t that much fun. These days, thanks to the unstoppable work of gifted muralists, there’s a visual treasure to find around almost every corner — like this mural from Denton B… read more »




The Pillar of Dreams

Where Are We in CLT? | August 6, 2019


Standing there like it grew out of the earth in front of the new Mecklenburg County Social Services building off Freedom Drive, you’ll find the “Pillars of Dreams” by artist Marc Fornes. Installed earlier this year, this is Fornes’ second sculpture i… read more »




Sedgefield Totem

Where Are We in CLT? | August 1, 2019


WHERE ARE WE IN CLT? The “Sedgefield Totem” cheerfully greets guests to the Sedgefield Campus of Dilowrth Elementary on Hartford Avenue. It was created by artist Paula Smith and erected in 2016 as part of the “Neighborhoods in Creative pARTnership” i… read more »




Smokey Contraband

Where Are We in CLT? | July 24, 2019


At the SE corner of Matheson Ave. and N. Tryon St. (not far from NoDa Brewing), there’s an abandoned lot that used to be a gas station. On a large blue pole, Smokey Contraband has put up a kick ass installation of Smokey holding, let’s just say, a fi… read more »




Standing on the Sun

Where Are We in CLT? | July 11, 2019


Where are we in CLT? we’ll give you a hint … it’s a stone’s throw from a Not Just Coffee-Atherton. This Queen City exploration is powered by OrthoCarolina.




Secret TARDIS

Where Are We in CLT? | July 10, 2019


Where are we in CLT? Well, perhaps we should add, WHEN are we in CLT, too? We love finding small, community library boxes all over the Queen City, but this loving tribute to Doctor Who’s TARDIS just warms our nerdy souls. If you’re visiting Rhino Mar… read more »