CHARLOTTE, NC. – Art lovers from across the area are encouraged to come out to this month’s Uptown Crawl on July 27 from 6-9 p.m., featuring fine art at seven galleries and museums in the Tryon Street corridor.
The July crawl marks the beginning of a new, year-long sponsorship from HomeTrust Bank, ensuring Uptown Crawlers will continue to enjoy this anticipated, monthly art event well into 2018.
“Art and culture are a vital part of any thriving community, and Charlotte is no exception. Uptown Charlotte is home to a great number of galleries and museums that showcase a broad range of artistic and creative talent. HomeTrust is thrilled to partner with our friends at Charlotte Center City Partners in making these destinations more accessible, in a fun and convenient way with the Uptown Crawl,” said Jeff Mylton, HomeTrust Bank Charlotte, Market President.
Unique to the Uptown Crawl this month is the return of Charlotte Center City Partners’ Piano Parking initiative. This effort places brightly decorated pianos on Uptown’s sidewalks for the public to play and enjoy. The pianos will be near all of the crawl locations starting on Thursday, July 27 and will remain on the street until Friday, August 25 (after the August Uptown Crawl). Piano Parking was made possible by a generous grant by the Arts and Science Council.
As always, the crawl includes free admission to all participating galleries and complimentary trolley rides between each exhibit. The galleries included in this month’s crawl are: Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, New Gallery of Modern Art, Wells Fargo History Museum, Sozo Gallery, Allen Tate Center City Gallery, Projective Eye Gallery @ UNC Center City and Sage Salon & Studio.
“I’m elated that HomeTrust Bank is sponsoring the Uptown Crawl and am very appreciative to Charlotte Center City Partners for their ongoing support. Expect some changes and growth around uptown with more experiences of visual art, performance art and musical performances throughout our crawls. It’s time for our uptown art leaders to show our city and our state that access to art is available for everyone and we will commit to showing how art can strengthen a community,” said Hannah Blanton, Sozo Gallery.
“Crawlers” are encouraged to stay in Uptown for dinner or drinks after the galleries and museums close. For more information visit the Facebook event page.