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. Learn how this cool project came to life, and explore art in South End.
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)
This is Georgie's first mural in the South End district. Georgie focuses on creating strong women figures, and is inspired by traditional African patters and textiles. Hear her story.
Bland Street, on the backside of Lost & Found
Home Away From Home
Artist: Naji Alali (@najiarts)
This mural is sponsored by Brand the Moth and their META Mural Arists Residency Program. Home can be anywhere. Alali's home country of Jordan and his current home in CHarlotte align in this six-paneled mural paying homach to home and belonging. See Naji's mural come to life.
Charlotte Urban Design Center, 1507 Camden Rd.
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 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 was Commissioned by Asana Partners, a real estate development firm located in Charlotte. This mural is Evelyn's first public art project. She boasts an amazing online store, filled with adventurous mugs, calendars, and stationary. This mural is an Instagram favorite in South End and Charlotte as a whole. Learn more about her inspiration.
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)
Artists in Charlotte are responding during the age of COVID – 19. This is the first pandemic related art in South End and first large-scale mural by Nick Napoletano in South End. 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. She carries a backpack of gifts to bring to essential workers.
201 Rampart St.
Artist: Grace Stott (@stott_pots)
The Hive is a 90 square foot mosiac that pays homage to the workers who created The Hub South End (residential complex) and other local Charlotte businesses and landmarks.
2250 Hawkins St.
Thank you to our project collaborators: ArtWalksCLT & AVO Insights.