Uptown Charlotte Mural Tour
Uptown Charlotte is a lively and artistic center city destination. Enjoy this selection of murals all along Tryon Street. This tour was put together by ArtWalks CLT.
The Mural at AerialCLT is located on the side of the Aerial CLT building along the I-277 beltway. This mural by Nick Napoletano was funded with a Cultural Vision Grant from the Arts & Science and financial support from AerialCLT. The mural is 140 feet long and 17 feet tall and was painted with spray cans in 2017.
This mural is located on the side of the former Hal Marshall County Services Building. It was painted by Sebastian Coolidge for the Talking Walls mural festival in 2018. Talking Walls is a citywide public art and mural festival bringing together artists with diverse styles and backgrounds. The festival happens annually in the fall.
A bright and elegant Classical figure surrounded by graffiti is painted on the side wall of NC Dance Theatre. This large-scale mural is located about half-way down along the side street of 10th Street. It was painted by the artists Pichiavo in 2019 during the Charlotte Shout Festival.
It’s not often you get to see a painting in a dome but once you walk into the entranceway of the 401 N. Tryon Center building, look up. Artist Ben Long painted the dome of this outdoor breezeway in 1998. Long was born in North Carolina but trained as an apprentice in Florence, Italy to learn the technique of "buon" fresco painting.
Located on the 7th Street side of Discovery Place, this mural by Alex DeLarge will bring back a lot of memories or inform some of the younger generation. The subject matter is an icon of pop culture of the 1980s and if you are of a certain age, you will recognize it. DeLarge painted this mural with spray cans for the Talking Walls mural festival in 2019.
You have to be on the lookout for this mural. Be sure to peek down the ally and look all the way up to see this vertical, four-story mural. Canadian artist and illustrator Caitlin McDonagh painted this mural for Talking Walls 2019. McDonagh paints with mostly brushwork to create flat shapes of color inspired by her imagination.
Painted by the mother and daughter team of Duarte Designs, this mural really changes your perspective. Find it on the side of Spirit Square but make sure you are looking all the up to the top of the roof. This mural was painted in 2019 and was commissioned by Charlotte Center City Partners.
This is one of the oldest murals in Charlotte so make sure that you take note of its location on the side wall of Spirit Square along 7th Street. Artist Allen Carter completed this mural in 1992 with the assistance of some local students. The artist uses line and color to share a message of service within our community.
This mural by artist Dammit Wesley is an important social justice statement. It is located on a tucked-away side wall on Tryon Street between the business at the corner of E. 7th Street and Spirit Square. Completed in 2018, it was a commission as part of the Talking Walls mural festival.
See this large-scale mural by Rosalia Torres-Weiner on the 6th Street side of Discovery Place. This colorful and bold mural was painted for the Charlotte Shout celebration in 2019. With an emphasis on science and the mystical sciences, the artist draws our attention to the idea of invention with multiple symbols and the use of iconography.
Matt Hooker and Matt Moore are two of the artists that helped to start the mural renaissance in Charlotte. This mural at 105 E. 5th Street from 2015 was one of the first murals uptown and remains a favorite. With its Charlotte iconography included through the mural, it’s like a scavenger hunt for all things Charlotte.
Painted in 2019 for the Charlotte Shout festival, this mural by artist Sloane Siobhan almost hides in an alley on the side of a parking deck. But don’t miss the beauty of its female figure, creative lettering and inspiring message. This mural is located down 4th Street across from a dentist’s office.
Stop at the small opening between two buildings around 203 S. Tryon Street and then peek down the ally. You may see this mural by McMonster at the end of the alley, but you will need to keep walking between the skyscrapers to the loading dock to see this hidden gem. This mural was completed in 2018 for the inaugural year of the Talking Walls festival.