It Takes a Village: Charlotte Artist Collectives
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: BlkMrktClt, Brand 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
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.
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.
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.