Charlotte Murals: A Rich Tradition... Take A Tour

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

Where To Find Mural Artwork In Charlotte

 

When people think of the Queen City, they don't normally think in terms of a rich legacy of mural artwork. In fact mural artwork is on the rise and Charlotte offers more than 70 murals to enjoy throughout the metro area.

 

Here's a list of five of the best known Charlotte neighborhoods for mural artwork, but keep in mind that murals are tucked into other neighborhoods all over the Queen City... in Plaza Midwood, Tuckaseegee, Eastway, Sugar Creek Greenway, Midtown.

 

South End Neighborhood: features numerous murals throughout the neighborhood. In fact, public art is considered one of the signature features of the Southend neighborhood, which bills itself as "the only neighborhood that doubles as a canvas." Street murals are a big part of the South End art experience. One of the neighborhood's newest murals is the Heart Wall. Then there's the Magic Carpet mural across from Atherton Mill in Southend, the South End Community mural, the Wilmore Goldmine mural. For a complete list of murals in the South End neighborhood, click here.

 

 

 

NODA Neighborhood: starting at the corner of North Davidson and 35th Street where you'll find the the 46 by 10 foot Bloom mural, you can do a walking tour of murals and street art sprinkled throughout the NODA streets. More information about the NODA Art Walk Tour. Click here for the NODA Ourdoor Interactive Art Map.

 

 

 

Uptown Charlotte: you can do a walking tour of 19 murals on the Murals Only Artwalk starting at 5th and Tryon Streets in Uptown Charlotte. More information about the murals you will see on the Murals Only Artwalk.

 

 

West End: Charlotte's historic West End is now home to "The Great Escape," a series of eight painted panels about the Underground Railroad by Charlotte artist Abel Jackson. It is currently located at 1635 West Trade Street around the Five Points Plaza in Historic West End. 

 

 

Camp North End: a mix between industrial art collective, shopping center, and an outdoor food hall. Camp North End is a massive adaptive reuse project on a 76-acre industrial site north of Uptown. It's now home to over 30 amazing murals.

 

 

 

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments (32)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, this is very cool, and we have our share of murals around the city with so much creativity.

Apr 29, 2021 06:29 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Nina! Murals are a unique form of modern and social art for sure

Apr 29, 2021 06:41 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Nina and thanks for sharing these murals with us here in the Rain.  Amazing what people come up with.

 

Apr 29, 2021 06:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joan... I suspect many cities of our size now have a certain amount of mural and public art... Charlotte's public art has simply exploded in the past decade.

Apr 29, 2021 06:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Rocky... public art has become a major artistic genre in many places and very much so here in Charlotte.

Apr 29, 2021 06:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Will... since I have no artistic talents I am always amazed by any artist's ability to come up with ideas.

Apr 29, 2021 06:55 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina,

What a nice presentation of Charlottes's murals.  When we worked in Fuquay-Varina, they had magnificent murals on almost every building that was done by plein air artists.  We have several in town here and many more in Santa Barbara.  A

Apr 29, 2021 07:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Alexandra... I suspect a lot of cities, both large and small, are now welcoming mural art... no two pieces are every alike and most tell a story.

Apr 29, 2021 09:39 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- I had no idea that Charlotte had so many murals!!!!   Thank you for including some videos as well. I think that murals add so much to the richness of a city...it's like saying "we care"

Apr 29, 2021 10:48 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

hello Nina 

Philly has Murals on buildings also every picture tells a story, doesn't it?  Love the videos you included. 

 

Thank you for your entries in The Active Rain April Spring Challenge 

Apr 29, 2021 11:10 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina these murals are gorgeous.  I bet Jeff Dowler would love seeing these in person.

Apr 29, 2021 03:34 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... that's why I wanted to do a post on mural artwork in Charlotte for the April challenge... too many people have no clue how many we have throughout the city.

Apr 30, 2021 04:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Hannah... got my last entry in by the skin of my teeth. And that's the amazing thing about murals and public art... they do tell a very personal story about the artist and the city.

Apr 30, 2021 04:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, George... I was thinking about Jeff Dowler when I was putting this post together... I always love seeing his posts on the murals in his area.

Apr 30, 2021 04:41 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like seeing murals on walls, it is certainly nicer than just a plain wall.  I love seeing the artistic abilities of others.

Apr 30, 2021 05:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Brian... mural artwork is definitely a genre unto itself and one that has gained in popularity in recent years.

Apr 30, 2021 07:29 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nina:

You always stop by and admire the wall art I share from Carlsbad and have for some years, so it was a special treat for me to see these beautiful murals in your community...what variety! Thank you for such visual pleasure - while I have no artistic talents I certainly appreciate what artists can create!

Jeff

Apr 30, 2021 03:15 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeff Dowler, CRS hi Jeff... I come from a family of artists (mu aunt was exhibiting her work in New Mexico into her 80's). But personally I have no artistic talent... only an ability to enjoy and appreciate art. I love murals like this because they tell a story... and I was thinking about you and your mural posts when I was writing this one. Glad you had a chance to get a peek at Charlotte's wall art.

Apr 30, 2021 04:36 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
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Nina Hollander, Broker 
Hope you are well. I'm impressed with the variety of art you have shared. Plan to send this link to my sister who has done walls of ceramic murals in Natick, Mass. and major stained glass pieces there also. She;ll enjoy your post! Lynn

Apr 30, 2021 10:15 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 hi Lynn... doing well... or should I say as well as can be expected after two cataract surgeries since last March, two knee surgeries between last December and February and now facing a hip replacement! This getting old business is certanly not for sissies! :)

Charlotte has a truly vibrant art scene... something many people don't know about our city. Trust your sister will enjoy... ceramic murals and stained glass are a whole other amazing genre.

May 01, 2021 04:28 AM