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 (2021)

Carla Aaron-Lopez

Chairwoman

Rob Reilly

Operations Director

Dion Galloway

Treasurer

Ricky Singh

Community Engagement Director

Makayla Binter

Community Engagement Manager

Kevin Taylor

Creative Director

Rebecca Lipps

Curation Director

Will Jenkins

Media Manager

Mike Wirth

Board Mentor

Haley Henry

Administrator

Arko

Artist Liaison

Fiberess

Curation Manager

Dammit Wesley

Curation Manager

Irisol Gonzalez

Curation Manager

IN THE NEWS
City of Charlotte: 2021 Official Charlotte City Guide

City of Charlotte: 2021 Official Charlotte City Guide

Published annually, the Charlotte City Guide is the ultimate resource for visitors and residents looking to explore North Carolina’s largest city. Whether you’re here for business, family or simply fun, this essential city navigator has the skinny on local sporting...

Toastee Magazine: Pulling Back the Curtains on Machismo

Toastee Magazine: Pulling Back the Curtains on Machismo

If you walk around the THEXCHANGE in Charlotte, NC, you’ll come upon a mural. You’ll see the vivid colors of jaguars pulling a folk cart bursting with tropical flowers along a road overflowing with gold and jewels with a young girl proudly directly the jaguars...

QC Exclusive: Visit 30 of Charlotte’s Most Beautiful Murals

QC Exclusive: Visit 30 of Charlotte’s Most Beautiful Murals

As Charlotte has grown, so has its top notch arts and culture scene, with some of the best museums, performing arts venues, and galleries in the Southeast. Lucky for us, the art that makes Charlotte beautiful has taken to the streets, literally. Charlotte has become...

ArtWalks CLT: Talking Walls Trail

ArtWalks CLT: Talking Walls Trail

Plan to spend your day mural hopping in Elizabeth, Plaza Midwood, and NoDa. There are 19 Talking Walls murals on this trail. Driving recommended, biking is possible, and some walking where sites are close together. Start at the Trader Joe's in Metropolitan and ends at...

ArtWalks CLT: Talking Walls Uptown Trail

ArtWalks CLT: Talking Walls Uptown Trail

Are you are a Talking Walls fan?  Here is your chance to see all of the Talking Walls murals located in uptown.  This Art Trail starts at and returns to 7th Street Station  so feel free to take the light rail or park in the 7th Street parking deck for easy parking....

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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