ArtWalks CLT is a community engagement tool that connects you to murals, public art, and street art in Charlotte through our self-guided digital artwalks, our digital google map of public art sites in Mecklenburg County, and our creative community placemaking events. We are a 501 C3 non-profit organization.
Creator and founder, Anne Wise Low teaches art appreciation and believes in the ability of art to transform our lives. With a background in museum work, public art project administration, and consulting, she is passionate about making the arts accessible to everyone.
We love working with community partners. ArtWalks CLT has worked with the Arts & Science Council, AVO Insights, Brand the Moth, Charlotte is Creative, Charlotte Center City Partners, City of Charlotte, Disability Rights & Resources, Imaginon: The Joe and Joan Martin Center, Metrolina Association for the Blind, MoRA, and South End. Please reach out if you would like to work with us on a project.
At ArtWalks CLT, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that celebrates and values a rich tapestry of perspectives, experiences, and talents. We believe that art has the power to transcend barriers and create bridges between people from all walks of life. Our DEI principles form the foundation of our organization and are reflected in every aspect of our work.
1. Diversity. We embrace and actively seek diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, and physical ability. We recognize that a diverse community enriches our collective creativity, fuels innovation, and broadens our understanding of the world.
2. Equity. We are committed to promoting equity by removing barriers and creating a level playing field for all individuals to participate in our art events, walks, and programs. We strive to allocate resources and opportunities fairly, ensuring that everyone has equal access to and can fully engage in the artistic experience we offer.
3. Inclusion. We create an inclusive environment where all individuals feel welcome, respected, and valued. We actively listen to the voices of marginalized communities and work to ensure that all perspectives are represented and uplifted within our organization and throughout our artistic endeavors.
4. Representation. We believe in the power of representation and actively seek to showcase diverse artists and artworks that reflect the myriad of cultures and identifies in our community. Through inclusive programming, we aim to promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.
5. Accessibility. We are committed to making our events and platforms accessible to all individuals, including those with disabilities. We strive to ensure that our physical spaces, digital content, and communication methods are inclusive and user-friendly.
6. Continuous Learning. We acknowledge that achieving true diversity, equity, and inclusion requires ongoing education and self-reflection. We are dedicated to continuous learning, seeking feedback, and making necessary improvement to our practices, policies, and programs.
7. Collective Engagement. We actively collaborate with community partners and stakeholders to foster meaningful relationships and collectively work toward a more inclusive arts ecosystem. We value the power of collaboration in nurturing a thriving and diverse creative community.
Through our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, ArtWalks CLT aspires to be a beacon of inspiration, connection and creativity that uplifts artists and art enthusiast alike.
We welcome all to join us on this journey, as we harness the unifying force of art to build a more compassionate, empathetic, and equitable world.
Media segment on ArtWalks, 9/18/2020
Media segment on South End Interactive, an ArtWalks CLT project, 1/7/2021
Media segment on our Art is for Everyone ArtWalk for low-to-no vision persons, 2/17/2023
Article on ArtWalks CLT from Charlotte Observer
Press Release for recent event with Arts and Science Council
Recent article on how to interact with Charlotte’s art scene.
Press Release for Little Sugar Creek Greenway Public Art Bike Tour
Mention of Uptown ArtWalks
WFAE article on the Patchwork project with MoRA and the East Side Art Trail, 9/9/2020