Enjoy this 4 day art festival where you can interact with the art itself.
This Immersive Art Show, hosted by Pabst Blue Ribbon and the design studio, IMEK, is coming to Charlotte next weekend from Friday, April 30th through Monday, May 3rd.
Entry is free but you can purchase from the artists, who will be selling their art and prints inside. The show will also highlight the original Art Hole Gallery (which started in NoDa) and the Pabst VANdalism project, two beloved Charlotte art exhibitions from the past.
Along with an art gallery, guests of the art festival will be able to interact with art installations and public art pieces designed by each of the hand-selected and intersectional artists. Some of the featured artists who will be building installations areCheeks, Fiberess , Dammit Wesley , and many others. All were chosen for their unique use of color and texture, but the festival also made it a point to choose a diverse selection of artists in the city, according to Kevin Taylor, designer and branding & digital strategy at IMEK.
We asked him to tell us more about what the festival means to Charlotte. To put it simply, the event is about celebrating the Good Times, hence the name of the event.
“The project started earlier in the year when Pabst Blue Ribbons & Live Nation reached out in regards to curating a Charlotte-based show. They wanted to engage the local art community. I wanted to add a bright spot to peoples’ year and remind them how vibrant and talented the arts community is here.” We’re all still recovering from a year-long pandemic that began in the springtime in 2020, leaving arts and cultural events to shift to virtual. But now, things have, fortunately, improved, and GOOD TIMES is here to remind everyone of the joy of art and community.