Talking Walls Mural Festival '21 - Help Create More Free Public Art In Charlotte
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NICK NAPO

What is the Talking Walls Mural Festival?

TALKING WALLS strives to show the world in a highly visible way that the city of  Charlotte, North Carolina is a creative hub and a city that supports and welcomes artistic influencers. We hate beige, boring, and bland walls. We want to push the vibrancy of Charlotte through beautiful works of mural art.

Talking Walls will:

  • Curate new public outdoor murals in Charlotte, adding to the 40+ murals we've curated thus far.
  • Bring local, regional, national, and international artists to paint outdoor walls in Charlotte.
  • Engage the community though online and in-person experiences.
  • Execute all of this over the course of one week in October every year.

 

Too Fly

What We Need 

Simply put, we need funding to pull off this festival. If you donate, this is where your dollars are going:

  • We provide each artist a stipend for their time and energy
  • We provide all the paint for the artists
  • We provide all the hydraulic lifts and equipment for artists
  • We provide hotels, airfare, and travel accommodations for artists
  • We provide food and drinks for the artists while they are in town

In addition, the production costs to pull this off add up quickly: runners, transportation, photographers, videographers, creative design, signage, insurance, events, security, storage, etc.

The only area where your dollars don't go is to the leadership of Talking Walls. We are completely and 100% driven by a small group of community volunteers and we do not take $1 from this festival (in fact many of us donate our own money to help pull this thing off).

 

Lavonia

The Impact

Every year, when the festival is complete, Charlotte will be the home to many highly visible and vibrant massive works of mural art. 

  • Our goal is to paint in as many new locations as possible each year to increase the total # of mural works Charlotte has to offer, thereby increasing the vibrancy of the city.
  • Murals are a great way to show the public that Charlotte is open for business and supports local art.
  • Murals raise the flag to other artists that Charlotte supports their arts community.
  • You are investing in your city, your landscape, your culture, and your community.
  • We are moving art out of the museums and into the streets. Free for all to enjoy for years to come!

 

LEDANIA

Risks & Challenges

The annual costs of the festival are around $80,000.

  • We are actively pitching corporate sponsors and partners, but this takes time and energy .
  • Whatever you can do to help will be massive. $25 or $100 it all goes right back into the arts community. 

Veda Jean

 

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For your support we will send you a Talking Walls Sticker Pack.

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For your support we will send you a Talking Walls Coffee Mug and a Talking Walls Sticker Pack.

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For your generous support we will send you an Limited Edition Festival T-Shirt as well as a Talking Walls Sticker Pack.

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You are a true art supporter and for that we will send you the the very limited Talking Walls Crewneck as a Sticker Pack and a Mug. In addition, your name will be added to the Talking Walls Donor List on our website.

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- Limited Edition Talking Walls Crewneck
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