Things to do in Charlotte, NC | Charlotte Art Weekly #2


Charlotte Art Weekly (CAW) is back in its second edition consisting details of enriching happenings happening within the gamma-plus global city. Charlotte, NC is the 17th largest town in the United States and hosts hundreds of events every weekend. Team Creative Yatra every week goes through the arduous task of curating a guide that has equal measures of diversity and creativity – to make sure that our Yatris/Subscribers get the best of what they deserve. Along with the best of this week the Charlotte Art Weekly also lists an interesting event from upcoming week, which one should put down on their bucket list.

The inspiration for CAW 2 is  Romare Bearden, the Afro-American artist who led the upsurge of American Modernism. Born in Charlotte, NC in 1911, Bearden was incredibly inspired by modernist French artist Henri Matisse; he involved his art with Afro-American aspects like patchwork quilts and the limitation of creating art out of available materials. He served in the US Army in the World War II, this had huge influence on his thoughts which eventually showed in his work through which he depicted African-American unity and cooperation. Later on he adapted many styles and never shied away from experimenting with his work. His body of work includes expressionistic, linear and semi-abstract art forms. Among his most famous artworks, which are today considered as priceless works include Folk Musicians, Factory Workers, Golgotha, Blue Lady Summertime and The Train.

Bearden is most famously remembered for his exquisite collages. The New York Times in his obituary in 1988 mentioned Bearden as ‘The Nation’s Foremost Collagist’. His creativity also flowered in other directions. He authored several books in his career and co-wrote the jazz classic “Sea Breeze”. His initiative of helping budding artist through Bearden Foundation and contribution in the American art fraternity got him numerous accolades including National Medal of Arts.


Read more about the best things to do in Charlotte this week

Open Mic Night

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Try your talent with Blumenthal Performing Arts. Do not hesitate to participate if you are a singer, poet, dancer, performer, juggler or anything who can be enriching for a bunch of enthusiastic audiences.

June 23, 2017

McGlohon Theatre

Free Entry


Dorothy in Wonderland

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Actors of Tomorrow present a comic drama based on two great narrative Worlds of Oz and Wonderland.

June 23, 2017

Harrisburg Presbyterian Church

With Tickets ($5 – $10)


Lake Norman Festival of the Arts with Craft Marketplace

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For the fans of fine arts, this is an opportunity to spend a day with original sculptures, mixed media paintings, picturesque photographs and various other art forms at the Birkdale Village, North of Charlotte.

June 24, 2017

16805 Birkdale Commons Parkway in Huntersville

Free Entry


George III and Queen Charlotte Tea

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A presentation on the lives of George III and Queen Charlotte, a reign when North America saw the fall of many British colonies.

June 25, 2017

3500 Shamrock Drive

With Tickets ($20 – $25)


Art for the heart

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Create your original origami book, with Dignity Memorial.

June 27, 2017

Carothers Funeral Home

Free Entry


Out of Bounds Ensemble, part 2 – Charlotte New Music Festival

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A music concert by Out of Bound Ensemble with composers Drew Dolan, Chelsea Williamson, Brian Clark Jr., Chris Miller, James May, Gene Emerson, and Lewis Ingham.

June 27, 2017

Rowe Recital Hall

With Tickets ($5 – $8)


Art of Reading Tour: The Invention of Wings

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An evening for the fans of author Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings with an exclusive Art of Reading Tour.

June 28, 2017

Mint Museum Randolph

Free Entry (Pre-registration required)


Taste of the Mint | Fiber Art

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A heaven for culinary art adorers, where guests will be served with food, wine and art exclusively by city’s top chefs.

June 28, 2017

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts

With Tickets ($40)



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A play describing the spiritual journey of India’s Father of the Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi shared with his spiritual guru Shrimad Rajchandra.

June 29, 2017

NC Indian Events

Open for all (Visit here)


Intro to Embroidery


Learn the basic stitches of embroidery by learning to sew letters and freestyle design with instructor Kelsey Magnuson of Warren Wilson College.

July 1, 2017

STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise

With Tickets ($50)

Yatra Archives Literature and Candy Floss : Gujarat Literature Festival as experienced by teen author Vishwesh Desai

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