Live music venues in Charlotte, as is the case everywhere, are in grave peril. They’ve been closed for six months, and we don’t know when they can open again, or at what capacity.
We previously shared a list of 10 ways to help live music, including buying t-shirts and other merchandise, contributing to fundraising campaigns, buying beer from venues holding to-go beer sales, and more.
And, recently, we shared an open letter from Charlotte’s music venues to the community, about a petition to allocate some of the state and local CARES funds to music venues. More than 6,000 people have signed the petition so far, and it’s not too late.
Here’s another way to help a beloved music venue keep going, and you can also acquire some original local art for your home, and own a piece of history.
During this down time, Neighborhood Theatre, at 511 E 36th Street, has replaced its 20 year old stage.
They broke down the wooden stage into pieces for artists to paint. Local artists are creating art from the pieces of the old stage and are also donating other pieces of art, all to be sold in an online auction that will take place on Neighborhood Theatre’s Instagram account, starting on September 17th, 2020.
They’ll auction off 8 pieces of artwork per week. Each piece will have its own Instagram post, where bidders can cast their bids in the comments, in $10 increments, unless otherwise specified.
The auction will be taking place over several weeks.
Follow along and bid on your favorite pieces!
Right now, this guy is manning the ticket booth. Let’s all look forward to the day someone with a little more life is doing the job…and let’s help make that day possible.
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