June 12–September 12, 2021


It Takes a Village is a celebration of the vibrant, grassroots art happening throughout Charlotte. For this exhibition The Mint Museum is collaborating with three of Charlotte’s innovative art collectives: BlkMrktCltBrand the Moth, and Goodyear Arts. The works of art in the exhibition are done by more than 25 collective members and recognizes local artistic talent across a broad cross section of demographics—economic, racial, ethnic, age, and education.


Join us for the opening celebration of It Takes a Village: Charlotte’s Artist Collectives on June 12 at Mint Museum Randolph. There will be music, food trucks, and an informal conversation with the artist collective co-founders of BlkMrktClt, Brand the Moth, and Goodyear Arts.

About the Collectives

"Blocked" by artist Will Jenkins


BlkMrktClt was created to provide a safe creative environment for artists of color. The organization, located at Camp North End, focuses on developing emerging artists and creating a more diverse and robust community.

Meet the Collective
16th Street Bridge Part 1. Courtesy of Brand the Moth.

Brand the Moth

Brand the Moth uses public art programs and projects as a vehicle to spark creativity and connection, provide a trusting space for artists to grow, offer educational opportunities for professionals, and produce projects which reflect and empower the community around them.

Meet the Collective
Amy Herman, My Grandmother's Wedding Necklace. Courtesy of artist.

Goodyear Arts

Goodyear Arts is an artist-led residency program that supports visual, performing, and literary artists annually by providing time, space, money, and community in which to create. Alumni have formed a collective and continue using free studio space and volunteering their time to support the organization.

Meet the Collective

Funding for this exhibition is provided by ASC and NCAC

ASC arts and science council logo

A special thank you to our media sponsor Charlotte is Creative