Stitching Together an East Charlotte Art Trail
By Dashiell Coleman (image and story) for WFAE
"We've all been there: Falling into routine, getting into "the zone" doing something repetitive, tuning out the periphery. But there's a lot to be missed on the sidelines.
Take Charlotte's Monroe Road, for example. The corridor heads southeast for roughly eight miles from the end of Seventh Street at the Chantilly neighborhood to the start of John Street at the Matthews town line. John Lincoln, who's on the board of MoRA – short for Monroe Road Advocates — says the thousands of drivers who travel the street every day may see the corridor as "a blur," but it "actually has vibrancy and life to it on either side."
The nonprofit works to promote the corridor through community improvement projects, neighborhood cleanups, entertainment gatherings and even public art. So, it was kind of a natural fit when ArtWalks CLT founder Anne Wise Low got in touch with MoRA about including the area in an upcoming self-guided tour of east Charlotte creativity."
To read the full article by Dashiell Coleman, visit his piece on WFAE.