Public Art

Landmark moments shape our lives. Landmark art shapes our city. Charlotte is rich in diversity, but it is through public art programs that Charlotte becomes established in its identity. Public art is our opportunity to write many narratives into one overarching story of this place we call home.

Since 1993, ASC has managed the public art programs for the city and county. The Public Art Commission is responsible for the community-based artist selection and design review process for each public artwork. The commission is an appointed board of volunteer citizens from the arts, education and business sectors.

In 2003, Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners and the Charlotte City Council adopted ordinances that appropriate 1 percent of eligible capital improvement project funds for public art. The ordinance helps ensure that artworks enhance our public spaces and become an integral part of urban and economic development efforts.

 

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Virtual Community Engagement: Water Zone Four Public Artwork

Date: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2020.
Audience: Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents, particularly those who live in the Seversville, Lakewood and Historic West End communities.

Artist Mark Aeling will discuss “Source,” his concept design for the new Charlotte Water Zone Four Field Operations Facility on West Tyvola Road. The artwork is anticipated to be completed in spring 2022.

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
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You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1-877-309-2073

Access Code: 715-614-029

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/715614029 

Questions? Contact Randella Foster, ASC public art project manager, at Randella.Foster@ArtsAndScience.org.


Virtual Collage-Making Workshop with Artist Monique Luck

Date: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2020.
Audience: Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents, particularly those living in, near or with a close connection to Charlotte’s Druid Hills community.

Inspire the public artwork being created for Charlotte’s Druid Hills community by creating a collage highlighting the memories, history and spirit of the neighborhood.

Items needed for the workshop:

  • An object, image or item of importance
  • Magazines, scissors, pens/markers and glue

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/824695781

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1-877-309-2073

Access Code: 824-695-781

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/824695781

Questions? Contact Randella Foster, ASC public art project manager, at Randella.Foster@ArtsAndScience.org.

In-Progress Projects

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