We want to extend a huge Congratulations to our friends at McColl Center for Art and Innovation who were awarded a grant from Artplace this week! Only 29 projects are awarded the National Creative Placemaking Fund Grants nationwide; McColl Center was awarded the Grant for their A Tale of Two Cities: McColl Center + the North Tryon Street Corridor Project.
In partnership with the City of Charlotte, Urban Ministry Center, Grubb Properties, and North End Partners, McColl Center will leverage its reputation as the leading contemporary art center and artist residency program in Charlotte to drive a consensus vision for the North Tryon Street area. The effort is in response to the challenges facing the area with the rapid growth of private and corporate development that is displacing and impacting the Charlotte’s vulnerable homeless population.
We are looking forward to seeing the role that the arts will play in this important conversation.