Northwood Office’s CREATE Ballantyne program establishes partnerships with local organizations and artists to bring creative projects to South Charlotte. The captivating exhibits are an added perk for customers and guests.
Blumenthal brings international exhibitions to the Charlotte region! Free and paid public installations will be on display in Ballantyne.
In conjunction with the Charlotte International Arts Festival, Blumenthal Performing Arts will bring two larger-than-life installations to Ballantyne’s Backyard. “Man” by Parer Studio will be positioned overlooking a pond, and Architects of Air’s inflatable, immersive luminarium sculpture will be situated on the lawn at the main entrance of the Backyard. The exhibits will be on view from September 16 through October 2. Northwood Office and Blumenthal plan to enhance the viewing experience with local food trucks, breweries, live music, yoga classes and more.
“Man,” a contemporized version of Auguste Rodin’s “Thinker,” is a giant 40-foot seated figure in which the viewer can see the results of man’s self-indulgence and self-importance. “Man” holds his head in search of answers and perhaps what went wrong.
Architects of Air’s monumental Luminarium, a walk-through inflatable sculpture, is immersed in radiant color from daylight shining through the fabric. The structure, designed by company founder Alan Parkinson, is inspired by natural forms, geometric solids and Islamic and Gothic architecture.
Local artists are putting their creative stamp on campus! ArtPop Street Gallery partners with regional artists to create or place works across communities. The organization matched several creatives with Northwood Office and produced two ‘Inspiration Projects’ throughout the Ballantyne campus.
As Ballantyne Reimagined becomes a reality, ArtPop has turned an otherwise drab construction site into an area full of color and vibrancy. Through the work of local artists, billboard-sized, one-of-a-kind banners hang along construction fencing throughout Ballantyne’s Backyard and on Ballantyne Commons Parkway.
Also on view now, customized painted picnic tables inspired by elements of nature portraying vivid flowers, butterflies, birds and more can be found in the food truck dining area in Ballantyne’s Backyard. View the banner map.
This organization makes people fall in love with Charlotte. Local creatives are developing delightful experiences across the region in partnership with Northwood Office.
Charlotte is Creative is set to integrate creativity throughout the Ballantyne campus with two custom installations. A Selfie Station, coming in early August, will provide a unique photo opportunity featuring striking colors, cutouts and other immersive elements allowing visitors to interact and capture the moment. In September, sidewalk murals will be on display in partnership with Charlotte’s “Mural Ninjas,” Michelle Gregory and MyLoan Dinh to create a 65-foot mural on the staircase entrance to Ballantyne’s Backyard.
The woman-owned company specializes in clean graffiti and moss art. Using custom stencils and water pressurized, The Savage Way excels at creating something out of nothing and spreading positivity with its one-of-a-kind designs.
The Savage Way installed uplifting messages at 12 sidewalk locations throughout the campus. Explore Ballantyne to find bright reminders like, The Future is Bright” and “Seek the Good.”