Did you know that there are over 100 painted murals across Charlotte?
To learn more about Art Walks in Charlotte, we are inviting the public to gain a broader understanding of barriers to visual art for some in our community and experience art in a new way. Discover some of the artistic murals by taking a virtual walking tour through Uptown Charlotte. The corner of 7th Street and Rail Trail is a good place to start! And MAB and a group of friends did exactly that!
START YOUR DESCRIPTIVE MURAL TOUR NOW! by clicking here!
Supported by a grant from ASC, MAB and partnerships with Disability Rights & Resources and Art Walks CTL, created a descriptive mural tour, called Art is for Everyone, specifically for individuals with visual impairments to learn about Charlotte’s extensive mural collection through audio descriptions.
Hopefully you experienced the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit!
This once in a lifetime experience was presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts and MAB was invited to work with Blumenthal to ensure the experience was accommodating and meaningful for people with disabilities, including low vision or blindness. So, MAB organized a group of individuals with low vision and blindness to first test, then experience the exhibit, give feedback and explore the surroundings of the historic Ford Building in Camp North End.
“I’ve been twice, once with MAB, once on my own/with my wife. The non-visual attraction includes the music, and the quality of the descriptions being given was outstanding. Nothing is left out of the description, and the musical score is compelling”. In addition, Blumenthal made sure it was a full experience. “Much of the artwork on display by local artists was tactile: distinguishable paint on the walls, visiting artists interacted with our group of visually impaired and blind individuals, and we experienced other exhibits, such as the Model T Ford. It was so much more than just the Van Gogh exhibit – it was the entire experience: the location, and what was made available to people with disabilities, particularly visually impaired or blind”, said Brad Blair, Orientation and Mobility Specialist at MAB – who by the way, is blind and “Living the Dream”!
Thanks to Blumenthal Performing Arts for making this experience truly meaningful!