CHARLOTTE – A new mural on the corner of Monroe and Idlewild roads celebrates immigrants’ contributions to the rich, varied culture of the city.
The City of Charlotte partnered with Monroe Road Advocates and the Observe, Bridge, Respond, Art Collective to bring to life the community’s vision for the mural, titled “Tapestry.”
Its design is influenced by community dialog about what it means to be part of the city. It weaves together fabric patterns, plants and birds of different countries and ethnicities represented in east and southeast Charlotte.
The mural is displayed on the side of a Charlotte Water building.
“This mural embodies what is incredible about Charlotte and demonstrates what is possible when we engage community members through placemaking,” said Rachel Stark, project coordinator with the city’s Urban Design Center. “Together, we’ve beautified an unused space and created a point of pride for residents.”
It’s one of seven projects through the city’s CLT250 Placemaking Program debuting in 2019. The city will continue the placemaking program in 2020. Residents are encouraged to contribute ideas.
Visit www.charlottenc.gov/placemaking to learn more.