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Goodyear Arts nearly closed due to inflexible building codes. Now it’s booming

At the back of the new Goodyear Arts location at Camp North End, past the workshops and exhibition displays, is a set of two water fountains. Nobody uses them....

The story behind Plaza Midwood’s new 5-story mural

Artist Matt Hooker calls it “The Rudy Effect.” Any time he and his partner, Matt Moore, are working on a public project, passers-by will inevitably...

Meet Jim Watts, the guy behind a number of iron art installations you see all over our city

Around the corner from Triple C Brewing Co. and the new Hyde Brewing and The Suffolk Punch, there is a brick building on Fairwood Avenue, and a...

Rosalia Torres-Weiner’s food truck-turned-art studio helps young immigrants cope

A young immigrant girl hides in a dark, empty apartment. A kind woman with a handful of paintbrushes and other art supplies enters the room. She urges the girl...

Keep an eye out for these 11 new $50 to $1,000 public art installations in South End

Eleven new art installations will soon appear in South End as part of a project to improve the neighborhood’s public areas. They’re part of the...

Buy cool $25 digital art posters of Charlotte’s historic landmarks and profits go to conservation projects

Preserving Charlotte’s history isn’t often viewed as the job of the Millennial generation, but that’s an outlook Ting Li and some other artists around...

Under 40 and into the arts? Here’s how to plug in

Nearly every Charlotte institution dedicated to the arts has a group for young people who want to get involved and support the scene. These affiliate groups...

What Charlotte can learn from the south Florida art scene

I attended “Art Basel” in South Beach, Florida, a few months ago, and I can report to you that South Beach is nothing like south Charlotte and south...

20 regional artists selected for ArtPop’s 4th installation

Twenty regional artists have been selected to have their art displayed as part of the fourth year of ArtPop. Art will be installed in January and will remain...

I met kenT because my girlfriend commissioned him for a Starry Night painting. He’s crazy talented.

“Art makes everything betterer.” – Sounds a bit odd when you say it out loud, but it’s the credo and roots of Charlotte transplant, kenT youngstrom....

More than words: Charlotte’s arts community responds to the riots

Oftentimes our words fail us. Especially when grappling with sensitive and complex issues, our words can get twisted and misconstrued, our true intentions...

Charlotte artists turned the damaged Hyatt House windows into works of art

Sunday afternoon, local Charlotte artists gathered on the streets outside the Hyatt House Center City to turn the plywood planks across the 30 hotel windows...