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Annual street art festival returns with 8 new murals and an art battle

Talking Walls Mural Festival kicked off this week. Expect to see eight new murals and an art battle. What: The fourth annual festival runs now through Oct....

New outdoor exhibit at JCSU explores the legacy of urban renewal

RCLM 37 is a love letter to the Beatties Ford Road corridor. It highlights the history of people who shaped the neighborhood and its current residents. An art...

Exclusive: McColl Center receives $3.5 million endowment grant for its signature artist residency program

McColl Center may have a new name and a new look, but artist residencies remain its heartbeat. Windgate Foundation, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, awarded...

Federal aid helped some music and arts groups. Others were left out

Theaters, museums and other arts and culture venues in Charlotte received nearly $60 million in federal funds to keep the industry afloat amid COVID-19. But as...

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

Charlotte’s mural scene is on the rise. Large-scale painting events like Talking Walls Mural Festival and #nodacanjam help bring local and national...

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...