Central Avenue Beautification

In 2018, CharlotteEAST adopted Central Avenue - from Norland Ave. to Albemarle Rd. - through the Adopt-A- City Street program, managed by Keep Charlotte Beautiful. The requirements of the program are to clean the street a minimum of three times a year; in 2021, we decided we wanted to do more. After attending a City of Charlotte Neighborhood Board Retreat, we applied for (and were awarded) a Neighborhood Matching Grant to have signal box covers and trash cans painted from Eastway Dr. to North Sharon Amity.

In 2022, CharlotteEAST and our partners - Temple Heights, Winterfield, Windsor Park, Kilborne Acres, Eastway Park/Sheffield Park, Medford Acres, The Oaks Condominiums, Manolo’s Bakery, Queen Sheba Restaurant, and the Latin American Coalition - delivered hand-grabbers, dust pans, brooms, and trash bags to the 66 businesses, nonprofits, and houses of worship along this slice of the corridor.

After consulting with corridor leaders for vision and inspiration, four Eastside artists featured here - Andrew WinkeLaura BrosiRexii Santos Wilson, and Justin Ellis painted and designed art for our signal boxes and trash cans. See the art in-person using the map below - click the icon in the top left corner of the map to sort by artists; click on the individual pins to view the pieces and learn about the artists' inspirations for their designs. 

Meet The Artists

Central Ave Artists

Rexii Santos Wilson (top left)

Laura Brosi (bottom left)

Justin Ellis (top right)


Andrew Winke (bottom right)