Amanda Parer’s Man
Man, the monumental inflatable statue, will be positioned overlooking a pond at the southern entrance of Ballantyne’s Backyard. The giant seated figure is free to observe, daily. Enjoy a musical soundscape by Charlotte-based composer and sound designer, Jason Hausman. Exhibit schedule.
Meditate with Man every Wednesday and Sunday! Sign up for free, courtesy of Northwood Office. Online registration is required. SweatNET schedule.
Cheers to art! Start your weekend right at Yoga & Mimosas. Online registration is required. SweatNET schedule.
Find your flow and experience Amanda Parer’s Man! Local YMCA instructors are leading yoga classes on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Festival Fit schedule.
Architects of Air’s Luminarium
The immersive inflatable structure is inspired by natural forms, geometric solids and Islamic and Gothic architecture. Immerse yourself within the monumental Luminarium between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., September 16 – October 2. Tickets are $5 per person
Experience Luminarium during creative workshops. Sign up for a photography tour or drawing seminar on September 24 and October 1. Tickets are $20.
Hey, kids! Children are invited to explore Luminarium on September 24 and October 1. Activity details.
Close-Act Street Theatre’s Birdmen
Mysterious men will transform into illuminated animals in Ballantyne’s Backyard. Performers of Birdmen will rove the park twice each evening, September 16 – 18, 21 – 25 and 28. Performance schedule.
eVenti Verticali’s Wanted
Performed on vertical and aerial stages, Wanted is a free exhibit taking place twice each evening, September 16 – 18, and 22 – 25. Performance schedule.
Urban Street Artists’ Mentalgassi
The trio of German artists, known under the name Mentalgassi, transforms ordinary objects into large-scale artworks that make any passersby smile. View the sculptures from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily. Exhibit schedule.
Additional installations and activities
Several BPA Fellows are exhibiting city-influenced art in Ballantyne’s Backyard. Check out QC Crown Towers, Mazing Shadows, Queen Charlotte’s Secret Garden and I Am for free. Exhibit schedules.
Explore more campus activities, including outdoor fitness classes, food trucks, live music markets and more!