Mobile Workshop – Arts & Parks Urban Walking Tour

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In this three-part tour you’ll visit and learn about the history and economic impact of Charlotte’s grand center city park, Avenue of the Arts, and Public Art program. This walking tour will cover the following areas:

Romare Bearden Park
Visit the city’s beautifully designed center city park that has sparked amazing development at its perimeter.

Avenue of the Arts
Learn the story of the public/private partnership that created an uptown city avenue dedicated to arts & culture.  You’ll enjoy a walking tour of the avenue with a behind-the-scenes look at the arts facilities.

Public Art Walking Tour
Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s public art program was initiated in 1981. During 2002-03, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners and the Charlotte City Council adopted ordinances that allocate 1% of eligible capital investment funds for public art, ensuring that artworks will continue to grace our public spaces and enhance urban and economic development efforts.

Charlotte, through the foresight of public officials, corporate partners and visionary individuals, is fortunate to have a wonderful collection of distinctive public art in Center City and beyond. This walking tour reveals Charlotte’s unique culture, diverse communities, rich history and civic pride as expressed through public art.

Type: Walking tour

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