How well do you know Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s public art?

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Why it’s important: Public art creates livable cities, enhances neighborhood identity, strengthens economic development, educates children and adults and enriches the spirit and pride of citizens.

The Firebird, located in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts and created by Niki de Saint Phalle. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Photo by Gary O'Brien - gary@garyobrien.com
The Firebird, located in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts and created by Niki de Saint Phalle. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Photo by Gary O’Brien.

Compiled by Bernie Petit
Communications Manager

It’s been said (at least by us) that you wouldn’t know Charlotte-Mecklenburg without its public art, which begs the question:

Just how well do you know Charlotte-Mecklenburg?

Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the sculptural works that create a sense of space and place in our community.

If you passed: Congrats! Celebrate with the Public Art Commission and ASC at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the dedication for the public artwork “Now is Fireworks” in Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood. The dedication doubles as the local celebration of International Sculpture Day, an event held worldwide to further the International Sculpture Center’s mission of advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. The event takes place at Studio K, 2024 E. 7th St., Charlotte.

If you failed: It’s time to start learning about public art in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Start at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, by joining the Public Art Commission and ASC at the dedication for the public artwork “Now is Fireworks” in Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood. The dedication doubles as the local celebration of International Sculpture Day and takes place at Studio K, 2024 E. 7th St., Charlotte.

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