Kings Drive Art Walk Returns with new beverage and entertainment options
CONTACT: Mark Boone
President, Festival in the Park Board of Directors
Sibling event to Festival in the Park features more than 100 artists
Kings Drive Art Walk (KDAW) returns to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway on Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a wide variety of art, acoustic music as well as food and beverage options. For the first time at the event, beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event along S. Kings Drive, near the Metropolitan in
There is no admission fee to enjoy arts with the outdoors and peruse fine works for sale in numerous media, including paint and drawing; sculpture; pottery; and metal, stone, wood and glass works. More than 100 artists from across the region will participate in the Art Walk. An expanded roster of acoustic musicians will be performing throughout the weekend.
KDAW was founded in 2011 by Festival in the Park, Charlotte’s popular fall event held in Freedom Park, a Charlotte tradition that started in 1964. Approximately 30,000 patrons attended last year’s KDAW. Pedestrians should take special note that utility construction near the intersection of S. Kings Drive and E. Morehead Street is currently blocking access to Little Sugar Creek Greenway near Atrium Health. Pedestrians walking from East Boulevard and Freedom Park may use the sidewalks along S. Kings Drive to access the Kings Drive 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 the hospital to ensure passage of
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, through our cultural partner, 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. (www.KingsDriveArtWalk.org ; Facebook.com/FESTIVALinthePARKcharlotte; Instagram @FestivalInThePark)