Ballantyne Hosts Charlotte International Arts Festival

In conjunction with the Charlotte International Arts Festival, Blumenthal Performing Arts will bring larger-than-life installations to Ballantyne’s Backyard.

The city-wide art festival will feature local and international artwork. Northwood Office and Blumenthal are enhancing the Ballantyne experience with local food and drink vendors, live music, yoga classes and more.

 

UPDATE: Blumenthal organizers are monitoring the forecast regarding Hurricane Ian and the potential impact to the Charlotte International Arts Festival. Visit charlotteartsfest.com, blumenthalarts.org and Blumenthal’s social media channels for the most current information.

 

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!

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