Patchwork Crosswalks –
MoRA’s third major art project installed in Fall 2021.
This series of three crosswalk locations further connects the MoRA community, and continues to redefine the area through permanent art installations along Monroe Road. The pieces weave together art submissions from the community, reflecting the experiences and cultural backgrounds of the people who live and work here. Read the full story here.
You helped shape these new works by sharing your story with our team of artists through a variety of hands-on creative workshops and online art and writing submissions.
- “Wonder” – complete at Monroe Rd & Chippendale
- “Gather” – complete at Monroe Rd & Galleria Blvd.
- “LovN On Each Other” – complete at Monroe Rd & Conference Dr
Renowned Local Artists Lead Project
Design and installation of MoRA’s newest public art project was led by local artists MyLoan Dinh and Bunny Gregory @mural_ninjas. Both have been trailblazers in the Charlotte arts community and beyond.
MyLoan Dinh, a former refugee from Vietnam, grew up on Charlotte’s East Side. An internationally acclaimed multi-media artist, her work often explores the connections between personal and collective history, using a variety of deconstructed materials, objects, texts and more to recreate individual narratives in a communal context. @myloandinh
Bunny Gregory’s work is rooted in Afrocentric culture, addressing issues of racial and
economic disparity often through illustration, comic book style drawings, and collage. A longtime advocate for Black artists, the Charlotte native founded the Underground in 2014 as a space for urban poets, musicians and visual artists to express themselves. @ug_battleofthearts
ArtWalksCLT creator and founder, Anne Low, envisioned an East Side Art Trail to connect art in the Monroe Road corridor. Through her passion project ArtWalksCLT, Anne thoughtfully curates free and accessible public art in Charlotte’s neighborhoods. Each self-guided artwalk “provides specific location, artist info, story, key art terms and an opportunity to make a connection to an artwork.”
Together with MoRA, Anne led the Patchworks Crosswalks project from early community engagement to final mural installation.
Check out the MoRA Art Trail on ArtWalksCLT.com
Our Corporate Partners
These community partners have shown their commitment to the MoRA community and to the importance of public art. We couldn’t be more appreciative.