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New South End apartment complex is giving away 6 months of free rent to an artist

Hub, a new art-focused apartment complex in South End, is offering six months of free rent for one artist who will be selected for its artist-in-residence...

A military veteran painted the R on the Black Lives Matter mural, and now she wants to paint all the streets

One day this June, a military veteran looked down at the letter she painted — on the main street of the city where she grew up, in the country she served —...

Calling all artists and creators: Knight Foundation awarding $200,000 in art grants

The Knight Foundation is awarding grants (up to $25,000 each) and a chance for you to showcase your project at BOOM Festival 2020. They’re calling the...

The definitive guide to 70+ Charlotte street murals, mapped

This story is proudly presented by Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. – our partner in exploring the #sightsandsoundsofCLT....

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...