Where You’ll See New Murals Pop Up in Charlotte During the Talking Walls Festival
THIS WEEK, artists descend upon neighborhoods across the city for the first Talking Walls Charlotte festival (Oct. 10-13). Mike Wirth, who is part of the all-volunteer group of festival organizers, shared this on the festival’s origins: “The team came together late 2017. It was the meeting between two groups of friends that had similar ideas about creating an event that could be the catalyst for establishing Charlotte as a mural arts destination … The objective of the fest is to create an exciting, multi-day, cross-city mural painting experience, to elevate emerging talent, and enrich the city with some beautiful artwork.”
Seventeen artists, in total, will be creating murals. Local artists include Georgie Nakima, Arko & Owl, Nick Napoletano, Dammit Wesley, Darion Fleming, and Obso; regional creators include Jeks, Scott Nurkin, Gus Cutty, Sebastian Coolidge, and national and international muralists include Trasher, Denton Burrows, Hoxxoh, McMonster, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, MDMN, and Pucho.
Below, see where they’ll be posted:
North: Abari Game Bar (1721 N Davidson St.), Pure Intentions (2215 N Tryon St.), Ink Floyd (1101 E. 26th St.), Chasers (3217 The Plaza), Tip Top Market (2902 The Plaza), and Tire Maxx (2609 The Plaza)
East: 7th Sin Tattoo (927 Central Ave.), Moo & Brew (1300 Central Ave.), Salon 1226 (1226 Central Ave.), and Pizza Peel (1600 Central Ave.)
Uptown: Hal Marshall Building (700 N Tryon St.), Hal Marshall Annex (618 N College St.), UNCC-Center City (320 E 9th St.), Spirit Square (3224 N Tryon St.), InnerVision (408 E Trade St.), Tryon Street Alley (200 S Tryon St.), and Mint Museum Uptown (500 S Tryon St.)