Charlotte is one of the best cities for experiencing art and culture with its many museums and galleries. Alongside the museums, Charlotte is home to hundreds of artists that base their work on public murals. The Charlotte murals are extensive in their subject matter and located in convenient sites for people to explore. Join us as we detail a few of the many murals in the city within Plaza Midwood, NoDa, South End, and Uptown with this Charlotte murals map.
NoDa is home to numerous murals along North Davidson Street at the East 36th Street intersection. Starting at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams on East 36th Street, you can find the first few murals of the trip: the famous “Heart Wall” and “Stripe Wall” by Evelyn Henson. From Jeni’s, if you continue towards the Salud Beer shop, you will find the “Salud Mural” by artist Nico Amortegui.
Returning to the intersection and walking along North Davidson toward Uptown, you’ll be able to find the next few murals. You will want to stop at the Solstice Tavern at 3221 N. Davidson to see the vibrant murals covering the entire face of the building by Nick Napoletano and Georgie Nakima, as well as the long-standing “Fibonacci Wall” by artist Jonay Di Ragno on the side wall.
Right across from the Solstice Tavern is the “Als Ich Chan” by Will Puckett, dedicated to the people of NoDa. Further down N. Davidson, a mural you do not want to miss is the 14-thousand-square-foot “Matheson Bridge Mural” by Will Puckett underneath the bridge. Staying on N. Davidson going towards Uptown will allow you to see more amazing works in NoDa and explore other areas of Charlotte.
Suppose you are continuing from our NoDa path or just starting, Plaza Midwood is another excellent location for must-see murals and absolutely belongs on this Charlotte murals map. If you are coming from NoDa, you will want to turn onto E. 11th Street and then to Central Avenue, where we will start.
The first location is at the Two Scoops Creamery at the corner of E. 11th Street and Central Avenue, where you will find the “Do the Things That Light You Up” mural by Traveling Gypsy and Duarte Designs. At the neighboring Seventh Sin Tattoo Company building, you can see the “Kool-Aid Man” and “Thanos” murals by Southern Tiger Collective, as well as the “Golden Skull” mural by JEKS and Jack of the Dust. Across the street on Central Avenue, you can find the famous Pride mural “Our Lives, Our Culture, Our Time” by Gil Croy at the White Rabbit.
Continuing along Central Avenue, there are plenty more murals from various subjects, like the Bob Marley mural by Alex Delarge at 1041 Central Ave. or “Womanhood” by Georgie Nakima at 1226 Central Ave. Further down around Midwood Smokehouse, you will see even more murals like the superhero mural or the “Plaza Midwood Tribute” by Matt Hooker, Matt Moore, and Tucker Sward, alongside many others from various artists.
Whether you’re continuing your exploration of this Charlotte murals map following our tour through NoDa and Plaza Midwood, or just starting in Center City, Uptown is a great area for seeing murals and exploring. Within Uptown, there is also a relatively straightforward path that cuts through the heart of Uptown, with plenty of shops along the way. Starting on East 11th Street at AerialCLT, you can find the “Women’s Empowerment” mural by Nico Napoletano.
From there, you will want to move onto North Tryon Street, where you will find the next few murals. Located at 700 North Tryon Street at the Hal Marshall Center is the “Flower” mural by Sebastian Coolidge. The artist created “Flower” for the Talking Walls Festival in 2018. Continuing down North Tryon Street at Spirit Square is the “Strange Fruit” mural by Dammit Wesley. Wesley also painted this for the 2018 Talking Walls Festival.
Across E. 6th St. is the Carolina Theatre at 220 N. Tryon St., which houses “Behind the Red Curtain” by Matt Hooker and Matt Moore. Close by is another Matt Hooker and Matt Moore mural on The Local at 105 E. 5th St. There, you can see the “Queen Charlotte Bomb” mural by the duo. Continuing past E. 4th St. in the alleyway near 200 N. Tryon St. is “Balloon and Canoe” by McMonster. As our journey through Charlotte’s Uptown ends, there are still various murals around Uptown for you to discover.
Charlotte Murals Map: South End
Outside Uptown, in the South End area, is our final location on our tour of Charlotte’s murals. The first stop is at 1515 Camden Road outside the previously known Charlotte Art League. Residing on the 70-foot wall in the heart of South End is “Abstract,” a tribute to the late Carllenna Person. From there, you will want to head toward the Hawkins and Worthington intersection, where the next mural is located. Sitting at 1919 Hawkins is the 90-foot “Karla the Mexican Mermaid” mural by Sharon Dowell.
Nearby is also the “Confetti Hearts Wall” by Evelyn Henson in the alley behind Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Head to the railway around 2151 Hawkins, and you can see one of three community-assisted “Magic Carpets” by Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn. While there aren’t as many works within South End, the murals there are exceptionally rich with history and meaning.
The diverse array of artistry Charlotte offers is a testament to the city’s rich cultural heritage and the profound impact of talented artists. Soak in the kaleidoscope of colors, stories, and emotions depicted on these walls. They remind us of the power of art to connect communities and inspire creativity for generations to come. We hope this mural crawl has piqued your interest in the many murals left for you to uncover.