Urban Design Center and the Office of Sustainability had local artists from the city's Placemaking Artist pool install street murals that capture the impact of COVID-19 and the resiliency and sustainability of Charlotte in 15 locations across town.
This summer's Placemaking Project is one of many creative ways that the Urban Design Center is working to enhance public spaces and promote community collaboration. Some of the other programs they facilitate include Adopt-a-Street, community gardens, decorative signages, and cabinet wraps.
interactive map of all fifteen projects. The next day, we took a bike tour of some of the other nearby murals.
Shared Streets, greenways or low-traffic neighborhood roads), there's an exciting scavenger hunt element to finding them, which makes it especially fun for kids. And the artwork is remarkable. You can learn more about the pieces and their artists on the map as you go.
How to get there:
You'll find mural addresses as well as information about the artwork and artists on this interactive map. Many are located within a few miles of each other. Create your own tour, or pick one nearby.
Don't forget to pack:
- Comfortable walking shoes or your bike and helmet
- Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses