constellationCLT is a new museum-wide project designed to connect the walls of The Mint Museum with the universe of creative talent in the local community.

A different local artist or artists will be featured for three to four months at a time, meaning the public will have the chance to be introduced to a new local artist at the Mint at least three times each year. The public is invited to experience the artists’ work at designated locations throughout Mint Museum Uptown and through associated programming. Here, you will soon find an interactive map populated with markers associated with each of the artists, such as their studio location, where they may have works of art on view, and perhaps noteworthy past or future projects.

ARKO + OWL

On view through December 30, 2018 at Mint Museum Uptown

Follow them on Instagram: @arko83art + @owl.clt

*New! Read our blog post about Arko + Owl!

The inaugural exhibiting artists are Arko + Owl, a powerhouse duo who have won notoriety around Charlotte for their street art style and their community-minded approach. Recently, they have been active members of Southern Tiger Collective, a growing corps of street artists based in Charlotte’s NoDa community whose mission is to enhance public spaces with painted murals and elevate Charlotte’s creative class.

They have created a site-specific mural just inside the front entrance of Mint Museum Uptown; look for more of their work at the base of the escalator in the Morrison Atrium; travel up to the Level 2 landing for more; and find still more up on the Level 4 landing.

The completion of their work coincides with the launch of Talking Walls, a city-wide mural festival recognizing local, national, and international artists, October 10-13. Find out more about the festival and Owl + Arko at TalkingWallsCharlotte.com; the Mint is proud to be a festival partner and site.

Arko + Owl at Mint Museum Uptown

Use hashtag #constellationCLT to be part of the feed!

Where to find them in Charlotte:

CURRENT MURALS

Common Market South End
235 W Tremont Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203
(Arko + Owl)

Wooden Robot Brewry
1440 S Tryon St #110, Charlotte, NC 28203
(Owl only)

Spirit Square Entrance Column
345 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(Arko + Owl)

Camp North End Garage Door
1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206
(Owl rotates every few months)

Camp North End Boiler Room Door
1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206
(Owl only)

YAFO Plaza Midwood
1331 Central Ave #101, Charlotte, NC 28205
(Owl only)

Crossfit Eternal
7812 Tyner St, Charlotte, NC 28262
(Arko + Owl)

Neighborhood Theater Basement Retail Shops
511 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205
(Arko + Owl)

Trade and Lore
3306 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
(Arko + Owl)

OLD MURALS

Southern Tiger Collective
2029 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205 

Camp North End
1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206