One of the most exciting days of the year for artists and art-lovers is Yard Art Day, on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, 2022. For one day, front yards around the city and beyond will boast art installations of all kinds.
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, is a “grassroots arts exhibition, curated by the community, for the community.” You don’t have to be a professional artist to participate. The art on Yard Art Day takes all forms and anyone can participate.
Register here to be an official Yard Art Day participant.
The Yard Art Day map is available now! This interactive map can be searched by zip code, address, or neighborhood, or you can search for a particular person’s name, or just scroll around the map.
Some of the art is big, some is small. Some of it’s created by professional artists and some is created by kids. Some is interactive. Some is collaborative. Some is performance art.
At some of the locations you might find a music or dance performance, at a specific time. If that’s the case, when you click on the event on the map you’ll see that information.
It’s all free to experience, and perfect for social distancing, since it’s happening all over the city.
Visit the Facebook page, where you’ll see pictures of installations from past years. Also, scroll down here. We’re sharing some pictures from past Yard Art Days too.
Yard Art Day is open to anyone anywhere, not just in Charlotte. It’s catching on nationwide but it started here.
On Yard Art Day, use the official Yard Art Map to find all the participating locations. You can click on a location to get directions. (If the map is not available yet, it will be soon.)
Some images from previous years of Yard Art Day: