The legendary music venue, The Evening Muse, 3227 North Davidson Street, will host NoDa Drinks and Thinks about Art, a salon-style discussion, on Thursday, November 30th, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It’s free to attend.
Stick around afterwards for a show by Quiet Hollers and Little Bird at 7:30 p.m. ($10)
Not quite “Drunk History,” NoDa Drinks & Thinks is a great way to stretch your thinking muscles in the comfort of a neighborhood venue. The event is part of a series to help bring back the lost arts of conversation and dialogue. Salon-style discussions take place in a casual environment and promote creative thoughts and knowledge-sharing. It’s kind of like watching a really cool documentary on TV – only you’re in it … and there’s a bar!
NoDa has long owned the reputation as Charlotte’s arts district, but recently, NoDa has transitioned and pivoted from galleries to other businesses providing space for display and sales of art.
How do we keep art accessible? How do artists on an individual level make a living in their profession? What’s up with the plethora of outdoor murals here in NoDa and around Charlotte?
- Osiris Rain: international-award-winning, post-contemporary representational painter and founder and principle instructor of the North Carolina Academy of Art.
- Sharon Dowell: MA in Arts Administration from Winthrop University, is a Painter, Public Artist (Murals and Transit Art), former UNC Charlotte Rowe Galleries Coordinator & Adjunct Professor, former Center of the Earth Gallery Director, Teacher at Community School of the Arts.
- Sam Guzzie: painter and director of Brand the Moth, a budding nonprofit for mural arts and art education.