Charlotte Rail Trail

Charlotte Center City Partners

Funding Received: 2014
Charlotte, NC
$412,000
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

Charlotte's Rail Trail is a unique urban experience--a "linear commons" where neighbors and visitors can meet and explore a dynamic and evolving platform for creativity, economy, and recreation. The 4-mile trail winds through the heart of Charlotte, NC's downtown business district and connects 10 neighborhoods.

 

Charlotte City Center Partners engaged the public artist team of Studio Wowhaus to develop and implement an arts master plan for the trail that creates a "third space" to connect community, commerce, and culture. This project grows out of Charlotte’s Center City 2020 Vision Plan, which identified parks, open space, and recreation, along with placemaking and urban design, as key for future development. The Rail Trail will be a lively and unique destination.

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See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

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Thanks to partnerships with a local Charlotte developer, Centro CityWorks and the Charlotte Area Transit System, a leftover space with just patches of grass located... Read More
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Jessie and Katey , a Baltimore-based artist duo, painted 3 awesome murals on the Charlotte Rail Trail thanks to ArtPlace America grant funding. Each of... Read More
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Jessie and Katey , a Baltimore-based artist duo, painted 3 awesome murals on the Charlotte Rail Trail thanks to ArtPlace America grant funding. Each of... Read More
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Local artists at Dilworth Artisan Station in Charlotte, North Carolina were challenged to propose an art piece that would span across 20 aluminum panels and... Read More
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Mini Build Workshops This one-day event was hosted by Charlotte Center City Partners and the McColl Center for Arts + Innovation and invited teens from... Read More
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Small scale projects spur creative interventions Thanks to ArtPlace funding, two small-scale ArtPlace projects were also made possible - #YarnBombCLT and Art Bikes. Building on... Read More
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Dilworth Artisan Station Local Charlotte artists at Dilworth Artisan Station were challenged to propose a work to span across 20 aluminum panels that will be... Read More
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Murals on the Rail Trail Charlotte's Rail Trail is a vibrant public trail that winds through the very heart of our city, where the unexpected... Read More