Kick off your weekend with a shot of culture at The Mobile Arts and Community Experience. Boxman Studios and the Knight Foundation join forces to inspire creativity in Charlotte’s neighborhoods.
Things get started on Friday, April 10th (tonight) from 5-7pm on Levine Avenue in Uptown Charlotte…and it’s FREE!
I look forward to being amazed by the remarkable shows featuring cirque and parkour performers, live music and even some theatre. lt’s all presented on the mobile pop-up structures created by Boxman Studios, giving the entire event a feeling of immediacy and “of the moment” relevance.
This weekend’s exhibition, presented by Charlotte Center City Partners, is just a jumping off point for the Knight Foundation ($350,000 gift) and UNC Charlotte’s College or Art and Architecture’s ongoing collaboration with Boxman Studios to help bring art and creativity into Charlotte’s neighborhoods.
The “pop-up” cultural spaces will occur in neighborhoods across Charlotte and will serve multiple purposes from hosting community meetings and art exhibits to acting as catalysts for creativity and positive change.
These “pop-up” structures may move on a regular basis or they may have longer runs in designated neighborhoods. The program’s first installment is scheduled to open in Reid Park in the Fall of 2015.
The fact that Charlotte is investing more in the arts is huge, for the culture and the soul of the city. It’s these types of thoughtful initiatives that make me proud to be a Charlottean.