The Levine Center for the Arts’ Wednesday Night Live takes place every Wednesday evening.
The three museums that are part of Levine Center for the Arts — Mint Museum Uptown, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture — are free to visit every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Levine Museum of the New South has also joined the event, at its new location in the former Wells Fargo Museum, 401 S Tryon Street.
In addition, there will free entertainment programming at one of the museums or at Knight Theater.
Wednesday Night Live Programming
The following programming is subject to change, so please make sure to follow the links and the venues’ social media accounts. Registering helps the venue to keep in touch with you. In some cases the events are subject to filling up.
December 6, 2023
Youth Orchestras of Charlotte
Mint Museum Uptown
6 to 8 p.m.
Youth Orchestras of Charlotte will perform works by composers from across continents in recognition of the exhibition “Craft Across Continents.”
December 13, 2023
“And…scene!” A Night of European Theatre
6 to 8 p.m.
Experience the thrill of European theatre during Wednesday Night Live at the Bechtler featuring “And…scene!” A Night of European Theatre.” Embark on a theatrical journey across Europe with captivating performances, thought-provoking dramas, and delightful comedies performed by local actors. Witness the magic of the stage as stories unfold before your eyes. Info and registration.
December 27, 2023
6 to 9 p.m.
A comprehensive education and celebration of Kwanzaa and its traditions. An evening perfect for the entire family, guests will enjoy performance, hands-on art, and discussion around the significance, culture, and history of Kwanzaa.
January 10, 2024
Sculpt Like Chillida
Ignite your artistic spirit through the world of clay sculpture-making, drawing inspiration from the exhibition Eduardo Chillida: 100 Years. Unleash your creativity as you mold and shape clay into intricate works of art, guided by the essence of Chillida’s masterpieces. This immersive event is a unique opportunity to connect with the artist’s legacy, and under the guidance of expert instructors, craft your very own clay masterpiece. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of the living artistry, surrounded by the energy of creativity and the depth of Chillida’s influence. Secure your spot now for an unforgettable evening of hands-on creation and artistic exploration at the Bechtler! Info and registration.
February 14, 2024
Fall In Love With Art
Whether visiting with a loved one, friends, or even as a solo art enthusiast, Wednesday Night Live at the Bechtler “Fall in Love with Art” promises an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience. Explore the museum’s exceptional collection, participate in the Art Blind Date activity, and immerse yourself in the world of art and love. Info and registration.
March 13, 2024
The Art of Science
“The Art of Science” at Wednesday Night Live at the Bechtler promises to be an enlightening and inspiring evening that uncovers the symbiotic relationship between art and science. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a scientist, or simply curious about the connections between these two realms, this event will ignite your imagination and encourage you to see the world through a multidisciplinary lens. Info and registration.
April 10, 2024
The ultimate celebration of creativity and innovation in the Queen City, Charlotte SHOUT! takes center stage Uptown. In between participating in the Charlotte SHOUT! organized activities, drop by the Bechtler and enjoy free admission to the museum. Info and registration.
May 8, 2024
Textile Artistry + Sustainable Fashion
Embark on an enchanting journey of textile artistry and sustainable fashion during this transformative evening of creativity as we partner with local designers and soft goods businesses to guide you through the captivating world of clothes upcycling and sewing. Inspired by the colorful exhibition Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson: Infinite Space, Sublime Horizons, the evening helps you unleash your inner designer as you repurpose textiles into unique, personalized creations under the expert guidance of these artisans. Join us for an unforgettable night of hands-on artistic expression and fashion innovation at the Bechtler, where every stitch tells a story of creativity and collaboration. Info and registration.
June 12, 2024
“’Who is Andy Warhol?’ for $500, please.” Put your art knowledge to the test in a fast-paced, thrilling evening of friendly Art Trivia games. Designed for beginners to advanced, grab your game board, show off your expertise, learn fascinating facts, and enjoy a night of laughter and camaraderie with fellow art enthusiasts. Info and registration.
Upcoming Events in the Charlotte areaCheck out our full events calendar, where you can enter any date, or look at the events for the next few days here:
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Thursday, December 7, 2023