One of the most exciting days of the year for artists and art-lovers in Charlotte has been Yard Art Day, on Labor Day. For one day a year, front yards around the city and beyond boasted art installations of all kinds.
However, it’s not being held officially in 2023. There will be no registration, and, thus, no map. Individual Yard-Arters are encouraged to still create yard art for their neighbors to see.
Make sure to check out our list of Labor Day Weekend events in the Charlotte area, including several festivals, outdoor concerts and some really interesting art!
Yard Art Day, the brainchild of local artist Deborah Triplett, was a “grassroots arts exhibition, curated by the community, for the community.” You didn’t have to be a professional artist to participate. The art on Yard Art Day took all forms and anyone can participate.
2023 is the first Labor Day since Deborah passed away. Creating and enjoying yard art in the future will be a way to honor her memory and the impact she had in Charlotte.
Some images from previous years of Yard Art Day:
Check out this list of the biggest fall festivals and Halloween events in Charlotte (or just keep reading for a list of upcoming festivals.)