Art Comes to Life.
Discover South End Interactive, where viewers can scan a QR code with their cell-phone camera and watch a video of the artist, generate site-specific face filters, and explore a 3-D model of the piece.
Currently, you can interact with eight South End murals and learn the stories hidden behind the artwork, told by the artists themselves.
Use this list to plan your South End Interactive walk! Tag your photos with #SouthEndInteractive and let us know which piece is your favorite. Art is everywhere in South End, and there's a discovery around every corner.
Artist: Lo'Vonia Parks (@lovoniaparks)
This mural is sponsored by Brand the Moth and their META Mural Arists Residency Program. Meet Thomas Edison. The artist portrays Edison who came to Charlotte in 1890 after the discovery of gold. It was thought that gold may be mined through the use of electricity. While Edison did not end up using his invention for gold mining, he did work with the developers of Dilworth to create Charlotte’s first electric streetcar. Learn more about the history of Edison, and Lo'Vonia Parks inspiration.
307 Lincoln Street
Artist: Georgie Nakima (@gardenofjourney)
Georgia Nakima is inspired by traditional African patterns and textiles, and often creates strong and fierce women figures. Nakima crafted the “M” in the Black Lives Matter mural in Uptown Charlotte and continues to use her platform with “the intention to inspire and connect artistry with the real world in hopes to shift perspectives towards truth, justice, and beauty.” (gardenofjourney.com). Hear her story.
Bland Street, on the backside of Lost & Found
The Good of the Hive
Artist: Matt Willey (@thegoodofthehive)
The Good of The Hive is sponsored by Flower Child. The Good of the Hive® is an idea, a movement, an organization and an adventure founded by artist Matt Willey. Matt is on a personal commitment to hand-paint 50,000 honey bees – the number necessary for a healthy, thriving hive – in murals around the world. The mission: ignite radical curiosity for planetary health issues through art and storytelling.
Flower Child, Camden Rd.
Confetti Hearts Wall
Artist: Evelyn Hensen (@evelyn_henson)
Confetti Hearts Wall is a Instagram sensation! While this mural was Evelyn's first public art project, she boasts an amazing online store, filled with adventurous mugs, calendars, and stationary. Learn more about her inspiration and visit her at Dilworth Artisan Station!
The Design Center, Camden Road
Artist: Gina Elizabeth Franco (@ginaelizabethfranco)
The Krispy Kreme mural was Commissioned by Asana Partners, a real estate development firm located in Charlotte. 60 individual and personalized doughnuts are painted by Greensboro-based artist Gina Elizabeth Franco. Learn more about this mural and visit the only Krispy Kreme vending machine in Charlotte.
2116 Hawkins St.
From the Stillness
Artist: Nick Napoletano (@napoletanoart)
In this mural, a young girl stands in front of a map of the world and holds a mask with a seedling growing out of it. In her backpack, she carries gifts to bring to essential works. Created by Nick Napoletano, this mural was painted amidst the pandemic in 2020, and aims to instill hope for what lies ahead.
201 Rampart St.
Artist: Grace Stott (@stott_pots)
The Hive is a 95 square foot mosaic mural of handmade ceramic tiles. Local landmarks are sprinkled throughout the interlocking pieces, creating a surreal adventure map of Charlotte. Throughout the mosaic, there are a hundred custom portraits and icons that represent landmarks, individuals, and small businesses in the community.
2250 Hawkins St.
Luke Kuechly Tribute Mural
Artist: Matt Hooker and Matt Moore (@hookermedia and @puckmcgruff)
The Luke Kuechly tribute mural is a favorite among sports fans. Luke Kuechly, a Carolina Panther's retiree visited the mural during creation.
1411-A South Tryon
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