Do it for the gram.  

 

Or for the culture.  

 

If you haven’t seen them yet, check out The Talking Walls festival — 17 mural artists painting 16 new murals around Center City Charlotte—debuted this past fall in Charlotte.  

 

Southern Tiger Collective’s Alex DeLarge and IMEK Studio’s Kevin Taylor, with the help of committee members Rob Reilly and Queens University professor Mike Wirth, put together the initiative that allowed for ten local artists and seven national/international artists to come together in the name of Charlotte’s public art. 

 

One of the sponsors was the Hyatt House, who came into Charlotte’s art scene in a heartbreaking way. After glass windows were broken during protests in the wake of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, Hyatt House invited artists to paint on the plywood temporarily boarding up the space. Those plywood pieces have become works of art. 

 

Each artist was given $1,000 + supplies (including paint and lifts) + food. They also received creative control — all of the art was the artist’s choice.  

 

The Talking Walls murals can only be experienced, not seen, so drive around and see for yourself: 

7th Sin Tattoo 

927 Central Ave 

Charlotte, NC 28205 

Artist: JEKS 

Based in: Greensboro 

 

Abari Game Bar 

1721 N Davidson St 

Charlotte, NC 28205 

Artist: Gus Cutty 

Based in: Asheville 

 

Chasers 

3217 The Plaza 

Charlotte, NC 28205 

Artist: Ramiro Davaro-Comas 

Based in: Brooklyn, New York 

 

Hal Marshall Building 

700 N Tryon St 

Charlotte, NC 28202 

Artist: Sebastian Coolidge 

Based in: St. Petersburg, Florida 

 

Hal Marshall Annex 

618 N College St 

Charlotte, NC 28202 

Artist: Nick Napoletano 

Based in: Charlotte 

 

Ink Floyd 

1101 E. 36th St 

Charlotte, NC 28205 

Artist: Trasher 

Based in: Mexico City, Mexico 

 

InnerVision 

408 E Trade St 

Charlotte, NC 28202 

Artist: Hoxxoh 

Based in: Miami 

 

Mecklenburg Valve 

2407 Central Ave 

Charlotte, NC 28205 

Artist: Denton Burrows 

Based in: New York City 

 

Moo & Brew 

1300 Central Ave 

Charlotte, NC 28205 

Artist: MDMN 

Based in: Phoenix 

 

Pizza Peel 

1600 Central Ave 

Charlotte, NC 28205 

Artist: Darion Fleming 

Based in: Charlotte 

 

Pure Intentions 

2215 N Tryon St 

Charlotte, NC 28204 

Artist: Arko and Owl 

Based in: Charlotte 

 

Salon 1226 

1226 Central Ave 

Charlotte, NC 28205 

Artist: Garden of Journey 

Based in: Charlotte 

 

Spirit Square 

345 N College St 

Charlotte, NC 28202 

Artist: Dammit Wesley 

Based in: Charlotte 

 

Spoke Easy 

1530 Elizabeth Ave 

Charlotte, NC 28204 

Artist: OBSO 

Based in: Charlotte 

 

Tip Top Market 

2902 The Plaza 

Charlotte, NC 28205 

Artist: Scott Nurkin 

Based in: Chapel Hill 

 

Tire Maxx 

2609 The Plaza 

Charlotte, NC 28205 

Artist: Pucho 

Based in: Miami 

 

Tryon Street Alley 

200 South Tryon St 

Charlotte, NC 28202 

Artist: McMonster 

Based in: Portland

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