The art scene is Charlotte is thriving and diverse Whether you're an aficionado or somebody looking for entertainment in the city, there's a lot to see as far as the art culture is concerned. From theatres to art galleries, there is a little something for everybody and their specific interests. We're here with some information on local museums and galleries in the area.
NoDa, or North Davidson, is Charlotte's historic entertainment and art district. There are gallery crawls on the first and third Fridays of the month, music venues, and unique eateries to choose from. One of the newest is Mango's Caribbean Restaurant! NoDa is always a pleasant place to spend a day or evening with all of the great businesses and eccentric murals.
Museums and Galleries
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
This art museum is located in the heart of Uptown. Those who enjoy mid century modernism will enjoy the small yet high quality collection of work here. On the first Friday of the month there's live jazz entertainment by local musicians the Ziad Quartet.
Mint Museum in Uptown has regularly rotating exhibits which always makes for an interesting visit! All ages can be entertained looking at the various sculptures and works of art here. They offer yoga classes as well as Wine Wednesdays in the museum store, and admission is free on Wednesdays.
New Gallery of Modern Art
This is a small gallery in Uptown that doesn't disappoint fans of modern and contemporary art. It's not too far from the Bechtler, so it's a good idea to enjoy both in one day. The exhibitions are always unique, featuring both international and local artists.
McColl Center for Art & Innovation
A visit to the McColl Center for Art & Innovation is always interesting. It's an old church that has been revitalized into an artist residency, and you can even speak with the artists as they work if you get lucky. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5, and they're open Tuesday through Saturday.
The Light Factory
Photography lovers find solace in this art gallery in Spirit Square! They feature signature annual events and other carefully curated exhibitions. There are Summer film screenings, and they also hold workshops and classes regarding both film and digital photography.
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