LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Located on the southern edge of uptown Charlotte, Levine Center for the Arts brings together natural space, culture and innovative urban architecture to enhance the vibrancy of the city. This dynamic development transforms nearly two city blocks, bounded by Tryon, Church and Stonewall Streets. It brings progressive new venues for art and live performances as well as additional office, parking and retail elements to Charlotte’s Center City.
The total project encompasses approximately four acres on South Tryon Street and features plazas, public art and retail. Centerpieces of the project include the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Mint Museum Uptown, the Knight Theater, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture and the Duke Energy Center – a 48-story office tower topped by a computerized light panel that illuminates the center with a variety of celebratory colors.
A 2,200-space parking garage serves the center and is located below grade to enhance the pedestrian ambiance of the development. Bechtler visitor parking is located in this garage. The entrance is on West Stonewall Street.
LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS MUSEUM ACCESS TICKET
Experience the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and The Mint Museum within 48 hours for $20 through the purchase of the new Levine Center for the Arts Museum Access Ticket. Tickets are available only on CarolinaTix.org and exclude special events and performances in the Knight Theater. The purchase price represents a discount on the combined regular adult admission prices at the three institutions ($10 at the Mint and $8 apiece at the Bechtler and Gantt Center). The Levine Center for the Arts Museum Access Ticket is for regular admission only and may not be used for admittance to programs, performances or special events held at any of the participating institutions.
FREE 30-MINUTE LUNCH HOUR TOURS
The Levine Center for the Arts member institutions have partnered up to provide free, themed 30-minute docent led tours the third Friday of each month at noon. Click here for more information.
OTHER CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AT LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
ABOUT LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Levine Center for the Arts, named for local philanthropists Sandra and Leon Levine, was completed in 2010 through the support of the Campaign for Cultural Facilities (led by Bank of America Charitable Foundation; Sandra and Leon Levine/The Leon Levine Foundation; and the Wells Fargo Foundation); the City of Charlotte; and Mecklenburg County. A generous grant from the THRIVE Fund is enabling the four institutions to work more closely together than ever before to increase visibility and access to the unified center. The $250,000 award from the THRIVE Fund over two years is making possible the center’s first-ever joint marketing campaign, as well as the free lunch-hour tours and a free community festival to be held on May 21, 2016. The THRIVE Fund was established in 2013 to provide financial stability for Charlotte’s cultural sector under the leadership of Hugh McColl, former Bank of America chairman and CEO, and is currently administered by the Foundation For The Carolinas. The Mint Museum spearheaded the grant and is managing the project in collaboration with the other institutions. More information at levinecenterarts.org .
Charlotte is fondly referred to as the Queen City and is named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III of England. It is the largest city in North Carolina and is situated halfway between Raleigh and Atlanta.