Arts and Science Council Public Art Tour
Trade and Poplar Sts., Charlotte
Uptown Charlotte is filled with public art installations, and the Arts and Science Council has designed a self-guided public-art tour to help visitors enjoy them. The tour can be downloaded online (paper maps are also available at the Visit Charlotte Center at 200 South Tryon Street).
It takes about 45 minutes and covers all of the major works of art in the neighborhood, like Il Grande Disco, a large gold disc at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets that was created by Italian artist Arnaldo Pomodoro, and the frescoes in the Bank of America Building that were painted by renowned North Carolina artist Ben Long.
The tour details the history of the artwork and includes notable facts about the artists and how their work came to be on permanent display in Charlotte.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition