About Talking Walls

A citywide public art & mural festival bringing together artists with diverse styles & backgrounds.

Our mission is to elevate the creative spirit of Charlotte by showcasing a diverse range of artistic talent from across the southeast region along with national & international artists.

With the support of our partners and sponsors, we aim to enhance the visual appeal of Charlotte’s cityscape by injecting vibrant and thought-provoking murals while bridging communities and conversation through creative engagement and educational efforts.

Festival Committee

Sam Guzzie


Rob Reilly

Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Taylor

Creative Director

Mike Wirth

Community Director

Alex DeLarge

Co-Founder (2018)

Arko & Owl

Artist Liaisons

Talking Walls was co-founded by local artist Alex Delarge who has stepped down from the 2019 committee to participate as a festival artist. Joing the team this year, alumni artists Arko & Owl are acting as artist liaisons to ensure our muralists are well taken care of.


NINER Times: “Talking Walls Produces Murals Across Charlotte”

NINER Times: “Talking Walls Produces Murals Across Charlotte”

Usually we don’t notice walls; we notice the rooms that they divide, the rain that they keep out, the picture frames that hang upon them. But walls usually remain invisible, disappearing into the background, easily forgotten. Oct. 10 through Oct. 13, the public art...

Mint Museum Event: “Talking Walls Charlotte Mural Festival”

Mint Museum Event: “Talking Walls Charlotte Mural Festival”

Mint Museum Uptown is a location of Talking Walls Charlotte Mural Festival, hosting a mural by local artists Arko & Owl which is also part of the Mint’s launch of constellationCLT, a new project to recognize the work of local contemporary artists at the Mint....

Charlotte Observer: “What’s Talking Walls?”

Charlotte Observer: “What’s Talking Walls?”

Murals aren't what you may think. This festival celebrates the form, with new ones from Charlotte artists and special guests. This video is part of an underwriting project with the Thrive Campaign for the Arts, supporting Charlotte arts journalism.  ...

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