Kings Drive Art Walk Marks Ninth Year along Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Kings Drive Art Walk Marks Ninth Year along Little Sugar Creek Greenway

May 4 – 5 event is sibling to venerable Festival in the Park

Kings Drive Art Walk (KDAW) continues its tradition of combining arts  and the outdoors on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Little Sugar Creek Greenway along Kings Drive, near the Metropolitan in Midtown. The festival will again feature fine arts for sale in numerous media, including paint and drawing; sculpture; pottery; and metal, stone, wood and glass works. Nearly 100 artists from across the region will participate in the Art Walk.

KDAW was founded by Festival in the Park, Charlotte’s popular fall event held in Freedom Park, a Charlotte tradition that started in 1964.

No admission is charged for the two-day, family-friendly Art Walk event. KDAW guests can choose from a variety of food vendors. As patrons stroll the Greenway, they will encounter performances by aerial dancers and acoustic musicians.

This year’s KDAW marks the return of the JazzArts Charlotte stage at the northwest corner of the Pearl Park Way bridge and S. Kings Drive. Free, live performances will be offered over both days of the Art Walk.

Parking is available in several lots and along neighborhood streets around Little Sugar Creek. The KDAW asks our visitors to refrain from parking at retail parking lots/decks and any of the parking decks near Carolinas Medical Center. Streets must remain open around CMC open to ensure passage of
emergency vehicles.

Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation serves as the host of the KDAW. Piedmont Natural Gas is the Green Sponsor of the event.

This project was made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council, the N.C. Arts Council – a division of the Department of Cultural Resources – and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Festival in the Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Charlotte.

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