Two of Charlotte’s art museums, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, are joining together in a project called Inside | Out. Inside | Out brings high quality reproductions of works of art from the museums to neighborhoods around Charlotte.
This spring you’ll find the works in these neighborhoods:
- Beatties Ford Road Corridor
- Biddlesville, Smallwood & Seversville
- Washington Heights
- West Boulevard Corridor
- Plaza Midwood
On Sunday, June 25th, 2017, at 1 p.m., Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association and Alexys Taylor from the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will lead a group bike ride with stops at each of the 11 Inside Out Charlotte art installations in Plaza Midwood.
It’s free to attend the Plaza Midwood Art Ride.
The ride will start at Midwood Park, 2100 Wilhelmina Avenue, at 1 p.m. Alexys giving background on the two displays there. Then you’ll depart for a 3.5-mile ride throughout the neighborhood, stopping at nine other locations to enjoy the art and hear the stories of the artists who created them, wrapping up in the Plaza Midwood commercial district around 2:15.
There will be a special stop at Rita’s Italian Ice of Plaza Midwood for a cool treat midway through the ride, and at the finish line, The Peculiar Rabbit – A Jackalopes Restaurant will have live music and specially priced beverages for participants.
The ride will be for all ages and riders, with limited hills, a slower pace and no more than a half-mile between stops.
If you don’t a bike, Charlotte B-cycle Made Possible by BlueCross BlueShield of NC will lend them out for anyone who needs one. (But please contact Renee Bradley by June 24th if you need one.)
If you can’t make it, or you’d like to check out the art ahead of time, here are the 11 pieces of Inside | Out art in Plaza Midwood.
If you have any questions, leave a post on the Facebook event.