20 | Bringing dreams to blank walls by keihly moore

Put public art on it!

By Eric Zaverl

Before: Morehead Street Bridge along the light rail 

After: Put art on it!

After: Morehead Street bridge art detail

This mural is inspired by real life heroes of children and their aspirations of following in their footsteps one day. It's about the idea of having a dream and never giving up until you achieve it. The artists are Jeff Thomas and James Helms. 

This is just one way we can create interesting spaces on boring blank walls. Pieces like this only help to get people out walking. 

And how can we make installing public art easier? Why does it have to be so process-intensive? Can Charlotte adopt other public art program policies like Portland to inspire more creative visions on our city's walls? 

15 | Dress up the Skyline at Romare Bearden Park by keihly moore

Put a mural on it! 

By Dylan McKnight

Before: Skyline view standing in Romare Bearden Park. 

After: Make the skyline more colorful!

Standing in Uptown Charlotte’s new multi-million dollar Romare Bearden Park, the beautiful skyline is obstructed by the view of a large parking deck.  Put a mural on it!  Urban wall art can revitalize blank walls in the city and provide unexpected color and culture around every corner.