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  • Mint Museum Uptown
    Cutting-edge exhibits fill the five-story Mint Museum Uptown, but of particular interest is the Craft + Design collection, which focuses on contemporary decorative arts in mediums like metal, wood, glass, and clay, and encompasses everything from furniture to jewelry. Visitors enjoy free admission on Wednesday nights from 5-9 p.m.
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    500 S Tryon St
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts
    Founded in 1974 as the Afro-American Cultural Center, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture stands as an evolving tribute to the Africans and African Americans who have contributed to American culture. Among this group is prolific architect and museum namesake Harvey B. Gantt, who has worked tirelessly to create an equal-opportunity "New South City." Size: 46,500 square feet of paintings, sculptures, films, performance art, and music Eye Catcher: the central glass atrium, where stairs and escalators at both ends form an allusion to Jacob's Ladder and the ideal of advancement through education Permanent Mainstay: The John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art, which includes 58 works from 20 artists, on display through January 19, 2015, then removed for temporary rest The Building: the exterior design was inspired by the quilts of the Underground Railroad era as well as woven textile patterns from West Africa Pro Tip: photography is only allowed in the Grand Lobby, the Performance Suite, and the Rooftop Terrace While You're in the Neighborhood: check out the other attractions that make up the greater Levine Center for the Arts
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    551 S Tryon St.
    Charlotte, NC US
  • The Light Factory
    Photographers, filmmakers, and fans of both art forms unite at the Light Factory, a buzzing cultural center on Charlotte's Central Avenue. Here, visionaries of all stripes have the chance to express their creativity amid the acclaimed?and oftentimes, infamous?images that line the gallery walls.? In addition to attending events and gathering for exhibitions, folks interested in improving their own skills can enroll in the Light Factory's array of classes. During these sessions, students learn about black-and-white photography, portraiture, and how to handle DSLR cameras, which are especially difficult to house train.
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    345 N College St.
    Charlotte, NC US
  • ImaginOn The Joe and Joan Martin Center
    A partnership between the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and the Charlotte Mecklenberg Library, ImaginOn get kids excited about reading with literary-focused interactive events. Kids can cozy up with a pop-up book or try out different instruments in a musical “petting zoo”. Meanwhile, teens find entertainment in The Loft, which houses a collection of graphic novels, magazines, and YA page turners.
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    300 East 7th Street
    Charlotte, NC US
  • McColl Center for Visual Art
    Though admission is always free, the Contemporaries-level membership provides invitations to special events and parties and includes discounts on ticketed events. Housed in a historic church, the McColl provides feast after ocular feast. ZipStir, a current exhibition, features installations by Hong Seon Jang and Jonathan Brilliant. Jang's work displays the connectivity of the world using US zip codes and plastic zip ties, and Brilliant crafts patterns out of consumer materials such as coffee stirrers.
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    721 N Tryon St
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Bead Me by Linda Minor
    Linda Minor, a member of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths and a former fashion buyer for J.C. Penney and Belk department stores, sells handmade creations within Bead Me’s spacious shop. Her first designed jewelry, which has been recognized as American-made by Martha Stewart, was chosen to be given to First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of the city of Charlotte, NC. She draws from her style expertise to create necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with pearls, coral, turquoise, Swarovski crystals, and semiprecious gemstones. Many of her pieces incorporate copper, an antimicrobial metal that resists fading. During fun, BYOB jewelry-making classes, Linda imparts her beading know-how to students of all skill levels, giving them hands-on practice with metal-manipulation techniques such as fold forming and reverse psychology.
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    301 East Tremont Avenue
    Charlotte, NC US
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