Last year, I did a post to introduce my readers to Yard Art Day. And the good news is: It’s back again this year!
Yard Art Day is an art project based in Charlotte, but looking to grow outside the Charlotte area. In fact, there are three Yard Art Day outposts in Michigan and one in Chicago this year! The project welcomes anyone and everyone to celebrate their creative spirit by displaying or performing their own works of art for 24 hours in their front yards or balconies. The project is meant for us to cross neighborhood boundaries and get to know our city better. Once again, it will be held on Labor Day because, as founder (and Charlotte-area photographer) Deborah Triplett says, “it’s the one day when you’re supposed to play, and it’s the exclamation point to summer.”
Any medium of art is allowed by Yard Art Day participants. Homes and businesses from as far north as Cornelius to as far south as Fort Mill are participating, with a large concentration around Uptown, Plaza Midwood, Sedgefield, South End and NoDa. So no matter what part of town you’re in, there’ll be art near you!
Want to know more about Yard Art Day? Check out the Facebook Event, the Pinterest board and the Twitter feed. Keep an eye on the website for updates. And on September 1st, celebrate by getting out and viewing the art the participants created. (You can see where to find it on the Yard Art Day map.) Want to participate for yourself? You can still sign up through midnight Saturday night!