Arts & Litrature

A new art pop-up at Mint Museum Randolph

CHARLOTTE (Axios): Over 40 local artists of color are collaborating for a three-day pop-up exhibition at Mint Museum Randolph next weekend.

Why it matters: The event’s goal is to bring more recognition to Charlotte’s many artists of color, including the artists behind the city’s now-faded Black Lives Matter street mural.

“Artists living and thriving in Charlotte bring so much color and imagination to our city’s identity. We must support local artists now before they seek opportunities in other cities across the United States,” says artist Carla Aaron-Lopez, a CMS teacher and co-founder of BLKMRKTCLT, in a release.

What to expect: The “LOCAL/STREET” pop-up installation will run March 26–28.

The exhibit is a collaboration between Aaron-Lopez, The Mint Museum, Arts and Science Council, Charlotte Is Creative, and the many artists who contributed.

Masks are required, and only 50 guests may be in the exhibit at the same time.

Pro tip: Admission is free on Friday. It’s regular admission ($15 for adults) on Saturday and Sunday.

My thought bubble: Pop-up exhibits and temporary street murals help build momentum, but Charlotte needs more permanent opportunities for local artists, especially artists of color.

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