Fashion and style lovers do not want to miss this exhibit on display now through next spring. Expect to be immersed in a dynamic and diverse dress tradition and explore increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits.
Check out The Mint Museum’s first large-scale exhibition to explore the dynamic medium of collage. Charlotte native Romare Bearden is widely credited with rejuvenating and reinvigorating the technique. His work, which has long been a highlight of The Mint Museum’s collection, serves as the point of departure for this fascinating exhibition.
On view from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, December 1
Tapestries of the Modern Era is an exploration and presentation of over 40 tapestries created by artists usually associated with painting, sculpture, and architecture, including Alexander Calder, Le Corbusier, Ebony Patterson, and Pablo Picasso among many others. The exhibition will highlight the museum’s in-depth collection of tapestries from the mid-20th century and will be the first time that the museum’s entire tapestries collection will be on view at once.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art / $0-$9 / Museum hours
Spring Workswill show the beauty and power of our artists through British choreographer David Dawson’s Opus 11, a new commission by acclaimed choreographer Helen Pickett and, returning to the stage after resounding success and powerful audience response, Johan Inger’s stylistic game-changer Walking Mad.
Enjoy an open bar, late-night bites and sweet treats provided by La-Tea-Da’s. Live band Groove Nation will get the party started, and DJ DOMii will take over with late-night beats. Attire ranges from cocktail to black tie.
Mint Museum Randolph / $100 per person / 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate music and art through color and explore creative possibilities with music and visual art activities. From group drum circles to ukulele workshops and even the chance to work alongside professional Charlotte artists on collaborative artworks, artist’s trading cards and screenprinting. Plus, special guest artist and children’s book illustrator, Timothy Bush.
The annual Garibaldi Festival celebrates Belmont’s community through art, crafts and music. The event features live music by DownTown Abby and The Echoes as well as Caleb Davis plus craft beer from Gaston County’s Cavendish Brewing Company. Bonus: be a part of beautifying Belmont through a participatory public art project.
Stowe Park and South Main Street in Belmont / Free / 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pop in for a margarita and Anne Neilson Fine Art as they celebrate their 5th anniversary and the opening reception of Southern Accents: fresh. fearless. female., a group exhibition featuring six female artists inspired by their Southern roots.
Anne Neilson Fine Art - 532 Governor Morrison Street / Free / 6-8 p.m.
Join the Mint Museum, SOCO Gallery and Wells Fargo Private Bank to celebrate the newly published book, Point of View, with Tonne Goodman and Ivan Shaw. Ticket price includes a signed copy of the book. A percentage of the proceeds will support the Mint Annual Fund.
Don’t miss this free street fair in Downtown Concord featuring craft beer, live music, arts and craft vendors, a juried art show, a children’s area and food trucks like Cousins Maine Lobster, Hot Tamale and Bayou Betty.
Union Street in Downtown Concord / Free / 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, in partnership with Bank of America, is looking out for you night owls. The museum opens its four gallery floors to the public the third Friday of each month. This is designed for guests who don’t normally have the opportunity to see the galleries during normal hours, so get exploring.
Uptown, 420 S. Tryon St. / Free / Third Friday, 5-9 p.m.
What better way to enjoy Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens than with a drink in hand? In the golden evening hours when the warm light of the setting sun illuminates thousands of buds and blooms, you can sip a beverage and unwind with a stroll through the gardens. On select nights, live music will fill the air at Lost Hollow’s Hillside Theatre.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens / $12.95 / 5-9 p.m.
The rail trail is a public path that runs through the heart of the city, passing many landmarks on the way. Walk or bike it for a good workout with great food and art stops along the way. We even have an itinerary for you – just search “rail trail itineraries” on the CA website.
You can get all the best of the performing arts without buying a plane ticket to the Big Apple at Blumenthal Performing Arts! Upcoming shows include School of Rock, Les Miserables and the Little Mermaid. Make the night extra special by eating at one of their restaurant partners.
The Funny Bus is the most entertaining way to get to know the Queen City. The 90-minute tour puts a comedic spin on everything you need to know about Charlotte’s history and architecture. Best part? You can bring your own beer or wine.