Events: August 2019

Charlotte Events: The Editor’s Pick

The Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art’s Summer Select
Through September 28, 2019
Join Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art as they celebrate a variety of aesthetics with an exhibition designed to embrace the spectrum from reality to abstraction. Summer Selects 2019 is a lively exhibition that showcases select works from 20 of Elder’s roster artists, highlighting a medley of the best and the latest from the many creatives they represent. From comfortable interiors and intimate florals to exuberant gestural marks and imaginative abstracts, this exhibition includes works in many mediums: glass, sculpture, painting, drawing and collage.

More of This Month’s Quintessential Events

8.1.19 – 8.3.19
Joedance Film Festival
Start off the month of August at the Blumenthal with three days of award winning films created by directors and writers with a North and South Carolina connection. General admission doors open at 7 pm with the films beginning at 8.

8.3.19 + 8.24.19
Creating Poetry 
The McColl Center for Art and Innovation, in collaboration with the Mint Museum, is welcoming members of the community to develop and read their works and to brainstorm with fellow writers from 2 – 4 pm both days.

Music lovers unite at the White Water Center on the first Sunday in August for an afternoon of listening to various bands and engaging in fun activities. The festival, which begins at 1 pm, is both a concert and a platform for aspiring musicians to listen and learn.

Yoga Bar at the Mint
Join in on a one hour yoga class at the Mint Museum hosted by NC Yoga Bar from 6-7 pm. All Mint Museum members can participate for free.

Starving Artist Market
Come shop at the Catawba Brewing Company to find handcrafted art and jewelry from Charlotte’s local talent. The event is held from 1-6 and is catered by Cousins Maine Lobster.

The Blumenthal Presents Matt Lemmler
New Orleans pianist, vocalist and composer, Matt Lemmler will be performing customized selections from Stevie Wonder in a setting reminiscent of classic jazz bars.

The Blumenthal Theatre will be hosting a rendition of the award winning musical, Cats at various times over these six days in August.

Arts Deconstructed at Discovery Place Science
Join Discovery Place Science on Friday, August 16 from 5 – 9 pm, as they spend the evening deconstructing the arts in this month’s adults-only Science on the Rocks event.
From 5-9 p.m., guests are invited to immerse themselves in their favorite forms of expression through an intricate weaving of artistic elements. From music and dance to drawing and photography, move effortlessly between different mediums of art while enjoying specialty cocktails with friends. Plus, an art conservator will be on site to help guests create a mural; NoDa Yoga will be on hand to teach the basics of yoga; and Emily Sage will be performing live music throughout the evening.

8.23.19 – 8.25.19
Vintage Market Days
This indoor/outdoor market will be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway and will feature vintage clothing, jewelry, home décor and original art pieces.

Southern Women’s Show
Hosted by Southern Shows, the Charlotte Convention Center will be holding the Southern Women’s Show highlighting hundreds of boutiques from around the Charlotte area, along with fashion shows and top chefs.

Closing Reception
The New Gallery of Modern Art invites all of Charlotte to celebrate the end of a spectacular summer with the closing reception for the BLACK BLOODED exhibit.

Pets, Paints and Pints
Learn how to paint a custom portrait of your beloved pet at the Noda Brewing Company with the help of artist Carla Garrison-Mattos. The event is held from 6-8:30 with all supplies provided.