The Charlotte Center Festival of Ideas
Interactive, collaborative, and inspiring weekend of events to further the flourishing of our city.
Apr 8 - 10, 2022
DateApr 8 - 10, 2022
The Charlotte Center is hosting its first Festival of Ideas as part of Charlotte SHOUT! We hope you’ll join us for an interactive, collaborative, and inspiring weekend of events to further the flourishing of our city.
FIRST LOOK: Here is the official map for Charlotte SHOUT! 🎉 You can find this map on our website along with a downloadable brochure. Save this and share it with a friend to start mapping out your SHOUT! experiences. 🗺️ See you THIS Friday, March 31st!
NEW AT SHOUT! POP! is an interactive installation that is a celebration of light, music, motion, and popular culture. Set them free by calling out to them, talking to them, or even by singing. As you encourage one to show itself, watch the monolith get brighter and brighter until it opens to release a creature who’s ready to put on a show. Don't miss this installation on Levine Avenue of the Arts starting March 31st until April 16th.
Over two weekends, come experience local and international artists from a variety of backgrounds, collaborating to bring the blank spaces of Luminous Lane to life. Live painting at @cltshout 🎨 Filling the walls with color to take you on an adventure throughout the space. Hang out, talk with creatives, support local art, and be inspired! 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗨𝗧!: Spray Jam - Live Painting at Luminous Lane 𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗦: April 1-2, and April 7-9 + Art Walk on 4/8 and Celebration on 4/15 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘: 11AM - 6 PM 𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: The alley at 100 East 4th Street - directly across from @artpopstreetgallery in the @cltshout lounge ARTIST LINEUP: 🎨 Abel Jackson IG: @artbyabel 🎨 Brett Toukatly IG: @b_twokat 🎨 CHEEKS IG: @cheeks.clt 🎨 DeNeer Davis IG: @neerperfection 🎨 Dorian Williams IG: @_fauxcus 🎨 ESTKO IG: @estko 🎨 Emily Andress IG: @etandress 🎨 Esther Morehead IG: @esthermooreheadart 🎨 Erik IG: @sungai.lrc 🎨 Gray Edgerton IG: @kiikcreate 🎨 Hxncho? da Don IG: @h_x.n_c.h_o 🎨 JEKS IG: @jeks_nc 🎨 JBIRD IG: @jbird.the.vandal 🎨 Joey Obso IG: @joeyobso 🎨 John Hairston Jr. IG: @john_hairston_jr 🎨 Brian Michelotti IG: @hobo_husband 🎨 Mark Doepker IG: @markdoepker 🎨 Matt Moore IG: @puckmcgruff 🎨 Miss Lotus IG: @misslotus_ 🎨 Pam Imhof IG: @theleftbrainedartist 🎨 Primed N Ready IG: @primednreadymurals 🎨 Carlito Quartz IG: @carlitoquartz 🎨 Randy Pender IG: @randy_pender 🎨 Rebecca Lipps IG: @rebeccalippsart 🎨 Rex RitaRita IG: @ritaritarex 🎨 Sydney Duarte IG: @traveling_gypsy 🎨 Treazy Treaz IG: @treazytreaz 🏃🏼♀️ @artwalksclt 🎶 @cloudy_ohhhh @_quisol @janeeraxanna 🌸 @properflower 💫 Face painting - @duarte_designs 📸: @traveling_gypsy
ONE WEEK to go until SHOUT! returns! For more information on whats happening when and where, head to #cltshout #charlotteshout
FOODIE ALERT: @cltstreatsfestival announced the Artisan Market lineup for the Charlotte Streats Festival, part of @cltshout for Sunday, April 16. In addition to #cookingdemonstrations, #foodtrucks, #livemusic, art and our #NeighborhoodCookoff semifinals and finals, you'll be able to check out the products and services from these local food artisans and other businesses: @asimplesqueeze @allentatecharlottecentercity BizzyBee @cakeable_charlotte @carolinafarmtrust @hoodchris11 @dulcedreamscafe @ekologicall @elakatreats @elijahsxtreme @flowsgrand @honeybearbakeshop @immigrantculturecoffee @itspoppinkettlekorn @jf_chocolat @juiicedupreesy @shopluxepour @manobellaartisanfoods @ohmyganache_desserts @southern_spirits @sunraisedfoods @SweetCrunchWaffles @tabanero @thebulbmobilemarkets @thejugoman @thepatiofarmer @sweetspoonbake @thoughtful_baking_co @titlebeltfrozendesserts @wuttanutpecans All the StrEATs Sunday festivities are free to attend, although registration is highly encouraged. 📸: @cltstreatsfestival
SNEAK PEEK: @arko.clt is hard at work! POTIONS & PIXELS is building an entire arcade from scratch! Our ArtCade cabinets are being painted by our favorite Charlotte artists and include unique indie games from our favorite developers across the globe! Get ready to play them at @cltshout! This project is possible through the generous support of @loweshomeimprovement & the #InfusionFund. #cltshout #charlotteshout
@mgnapierart's Giant Easter Egg is almost complete! We love seeing all the behind-the-scenes from our SHOUT! creatives. Charlotte SHOUT! is TWO WEEKS away and counting! #uptownclt #charlotte #charlottenc #charlottesgotalot
We're excited to announce a local favorite from SHOUT! 2019 and 2022 -- MacFly Fresh (@macflyfresh) -- will be back with us this year with custom screen printing t-shirts on Tryon Street. Learn from the masters how to create your own shirt on the spot. Bring home a new fashion accessory sure to make you the envy of the neighborhood! #CharlotteSHOUT #CLTShout #ShowUpForUptown
SNEAK PEEK: McColl Center will be the site of BLOOM, an interactive installation by @rebeccalippsart! 🌷🌸🌺🌼 You become the visual conductor of the projection 📽by changing the image with your movement and by pressing buttons. Rebecca is working with @waffleiciousart under their new collaboration @_hex.visuals to create this amazing experience for you! See BLOOM come to life every night during SHOUT! from 8pm-10 pm. The countdown is on! 📸: @mccollcenter
Giant Easter Egg preview! @superdaftbros started this project by 3D Scanning their giant fiberglass egg, then designed an intricate hexagonal shell structure to surround it. 78 unique hexagons were designed to reflect some of the @superdaftbros' favorite parts of Charlotte. Each one was 3D printed, spray painted silver, and fitted with dozens of colorful LEDs. The effect is a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of color. Get ready to see the completed piece at SHOUT! in TWO weeks! 📸: @superdaftbros #uptownclt #charlotte #charlottenc #charlottesgotalot
The Charlotte StrEATs Neighborhood Cook-off, curated by Plaid Penguin, will return this year as part of Charlotte SHOUT! Eight local chefs will represent their hood and go head-to-head in a cook-off to win the title of the StrEATs Neighborhood Champion The final four will go on to cook their dishes live at the Charlotte StrEATs Festival on Sunday, April 16th. From there, a panel of judges will name two chefs who will go on to the finale which will be emceed by world-renowned chef Alex Guarnaschelli MEET THE COMPETITORS: 1. Representing Plaza Midwood: Chef Brandon Sarkis, Grinning Mule 2. Representing Third Ward: Chef Chayil Johnson, Community Matters Cafe 3. Representing North Charlotte: Chef Brenton Ebersold, Bleu Barn NC 4. Representing South Charlotte: Chef Joya, Cooking with Joya 5. Representing Uptown: Chef Scott Wallen, Mimosa Grill 6. Representing Fourth Ward: Chef Edwin Cruz, Arbol Eatery 7. Representing LoSo: Chef Clayton Sanders, Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen 8. Representing East Charlotte: Chef Ammalu Saleh, Goodly Eating VIRTUAL PRELIMINARY VOTING SCHEDULE: • Round 1: March 6-9th • Round 2: March 13-16th • Round 3: March 20-23rd • Round 4: March 27-30th LIVE COOK-OFFS: The live cook-offs will take place during the Charlotte StrEATs Festival on April 16th, (Gateway Village, 900 W. Trade St.). The finale will take place at 3 p.m. #uptown #uptownclt #charlotte #charlottenc #charlottesgotalot#uptown #uptownclt #charlotte #CLTSTREATS #CLTSHOUT #CHARLOTTESHOUT
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 📣📣 Chef, author, and @foodnetwork star Alex @guarnaschelli will be the featured presenter at this year’s @cltstreatsfestival, part of Charlotte SHOUT!, on Sunday, April 16th. You don’t want to miss this! 🎥: @cltstreatsfestival
SNEAK PEEK! Check out this mock-up of “Get Lost” — a light art installation by artist Brenda Pokorny (@bapokorny) — going in the box area above Whole Foods on E. Brooklyn Village Ave. Uptown during SHOUT! Of this work, Brenda said on an Instagram post: “Step into the maze…find yourself in another world.” “𝘎𝘦𝘵 𝘓𝘰𝘴𝘵! is a magical animated journey through mosaic mazes, and the fantastical worlds that lie just beyond the path. Dynamic animation by Jeff Cason brings Brenda Pokorny’s artwork to life.” “You will find this installation in the plaza above the Whole Foods in Uptown, as you step off the light rail.” Artwork photography by @mitchellkearneyphotography
🥚𝗘𝗚𝗚𝗦! 🥚𝗘𝗚𝗚𝗦! 🥚𝗘𝗚𝗚𝗦! Another artist preview of Easter Eggs on Parade … this time from @astratta_bella . We’re getting excited! SHOUT! is coming March 31! 🎨🍜🎶🦉🎨🍜🎶🦉🎨🍜🎶🦉 REPOST @astratta_bella How do you like your eggs? 🥚 This Isn’t even close to what it’s going to be 😉 You’ll have to come check it out @cltshout March 31st - April 16th @uptown.clt . . . . #artist #art #cltshout #cltartist #artoftheday #artistsoninstagram #spraypaint #creative #create
YES! Easter Eggs on Parade are rolling back to SHOUT! this year from March 1 to April 16 … and we are so here for it. Love this process video from @jodi_lynn_pottery #charlotteshout
Charlotte SHOUT! is only a few weeks away. We have hundreds of amazing events, installations and performances planned for our 17 days ... and all if it takes many, many hands to make it all happen. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU ON OUR TEAM! If you’ve got time, talent and passion to volunteer, please reach out to us at the link in our bio or visit charlotteshout.com/about-us/get-involved