There’s art everywhere around town, if you know where to look.
The Arts & Science Council has managed a public art program since 1995 and since 2003, both the city and the county have required 1 percent of their capital projects to go toward artwork. Private landowners have chipped in as well. Together, they make our city a more interesting place to live.
There are more works of public art out there. But 152 are on file with the city of Charlotte, which keeps them in a database. Here’s where you can find them.
Everyone knows classics like the Firebird, on South Tryon Street by the Bechtler.
But here’s a few more places to find public art that you might not have thought of.
Several around the city have ornate gates, and another has a neat fire into water installation inside.
Time Warner Cable Arena
There’s a ton here, from the sculptures at the entryway to the paintings inside.
Look outside on the drive in, and in the terminal while waiting for your flight.