As you drive around Charlotte you will certainly notice the various art displays and sculptures. The Arts & Sciences Council has put together a “Public Art Walking Tour” that is a self-guided tour you may through Uptown to view the various displays. As you tour, you may listen to a 45-minute podcast, as well as follow their map. A brochure is available as well.

The walking tour showcases Charlotte’s culture, diversity, history, and pride as demonstrated through the many pieces of public art. So put on your walking shoes and get started exploring!

1. Cascade (Jean Tinguely, 1991)
Inside Carillon Building, 227 W. Trade St.

2. Sculptures on the Square (Raymond Kaskey, 1994)
Trade and Tryon streets

3. Il Grande Disco (Arnaldo Pomodor, 1974)
Trade and Tryon streets

4 . Ainsa III (Jaume Plensa, 2014)
First Ward Park, 301 E. 7th St.

5. The Writer’s Desk (Larry Kirkland, 2005)
ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St.

6. Flying Shuttles (Andrew Leicester, 2005)
Spectrum Center, Trade and Caldwell streets

7. Life Is an Open Book (Brad Spencer, 2002)
The Green, 435 S. Tryon St.

8. Fish Fountain (Carolyn Braaksma, 2002)
The Green, 435 S. Tryon St.

9. The Firebird (Niki de Saint Phalle, 1991)
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St.

10. Panther Statues (Todd Andrews, 1996)
Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St.