Arts & Culture

Instagram-Worthy Murals Around Charlotte

Our neighborhoods feature public art that screams out to be posted on Instagram or used as a selfie backdrop.

Solstice Tavern in NoDa

The Queen City is full of hidden gems. One not-so-secret jewel in her crown are the hand-painted murals featured throughout the city's diverse neighborhoods. Stroll, bike or bar hop your way through the city and find your favorite.

Uptown

The grid of buildings provide the ideal place for murals on every corner. Poems, paintings and frescoes adorn formally barren walls and ceilings. These brilliantly colored pieces of public art have created local celebrities and built a fan following.

The self-taught Matts – Matt Hooker and Matt Moore – have countless murals in the Uptown area on sides of buildings and inside restaurants as well as in Spirit Square.

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The Matts bring Elvis to life near the old Carolina Theatre, a once-thriving vaudeville theatre and silent movie palace where The King preformed.

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On buildings or tucked inside the many hot spots in Uptown, these murals tell stories of Charlotte’s rich history, like this one in 7th Street Public Market by Rosalia Torres-Weiner of Red Calaca Studio.

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South End / Gold District

The uber-hip South End and newly founded Gold District are host to scenes paying homage to the city’s evolving story.

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Spend some time with Queen Charlotte as you walk along the Rivafinoli Passage by Magnolia Emporium and stop in for a pint at Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop.

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Take a stroll on the Charlotte Rail Trail and check out the magic carpet murals as you make your way from Center City through South End and on to Lower South End (aka LoSo).

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Exhausted after your trek on the rail trail? Kick back on the patio at Sycamore Brewing and take a pitcher.

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Refresh and relax near a mural of local patrons once you get into the heart of LoSo at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.

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Cross South Boulevard and sample local barbecue at one of Charlotte’s iconic institutions, Mac’s Speed Shop.

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NoDa

This artsy neighborhood is a goldmine of murals and public art. Take a Feast Food Tour and stroll by these artscapes.

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Noda Company Store provides porches, swings and Wine Wednesdays. What more could you ask for?

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It doesn't get much better than the fresh new paint job Solstice Tavern unveiled in 2017.

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If the weather isn’t cooperating, step inside Free Range Brewing for a sip and see.

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Plaza Midwood

Not to be outdone by its artsy sister, edgy Plaza Midwood is home to murals and art galleries with new public art popping up every day.

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Colorful, fun and funky, artist Miriam Yumet painted the murals at Two Scoops Creamery.

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Every surface is a canvas for art in Charlotte. Check out the alley behind Whiskey Warehouse and get your superhero fix.

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More colorfully painted walls can be found all across the Queen City, telling stories of our neighborhoods and how Charlotte has become the vibrant, vivacious city it is today. Find your favorite and tag #charlottesgotalot.