Here’s a Parking Advisory: Levine Center for the Arts parking garage will be closed to non-monthly visitors Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26, 2012. Visitors to cultural campus must park at The Green, using College Street entrance.
In conjunction with the 2012 Pride Charlotte Festival taking place in Charlotte, NC, visitors to the cultural attractions at Levine Center for the Arts must park at The Green this Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26, using the College Street entrance opposite the Charlotte Convention Center (501 South College Street). The Levine Center for the Arts parking garage will be closed to all non-monthly visitors both days.
Pride Charlotte’s hours are noon to 9pm Saturday August 25 and noon to 6pm on Sunday August 26. Organizers expect 25,000 attendees. South Tryon Street will be closed to vehicles between Fourth and Stonewall streets beginning at 5am on Saturday and continuing until 10pm on Sunday. Levine Avenue of the Arts is also closed during those times. Parking is affected for visitors to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture; and Mint Museum Uptown (no public events are scheduled at the neighboring Knight Theater during the festival). For more information about the festival, call 704/333-0144 or e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Specifics for each cultural institution:
· All Bechtler Museum of Modern Art galleries are closed August 24 through August 30 for the installation of “Giacometti: Memory and Presence”, an exhibition opening August 31, 2012. During this time, the Bechtler’s museum store and café will remain open regular hours, 10am-5pm Saturday and noon-5pm Sunday. Visit the museum for free make-and-take art activities on the museum plaza from 11am to 1pm each day the galleries are closed. More information at 704/353-9200 or (www.bechtler.org).
· The Gantt Center will be open for normal operating hours, 10am- 5pm Saturday and 1-5pm on Sunday. It is hosting the exhibition “America I AM: The African American Imprint. More information at 704/547-3700 or (www.ganttcenter.org).
· Mint Museum Uptown will be open for normal operating hours, 10am-6pm on Saturday and 1-5pm Sunday. The new exhibition “VantagePoint X / Vik Muniz: Garbage Matters” opens Saturday. More information at 704/377-2000 or visit (www.mintmuseum.org).
Levine Center for the Arts is one of Charlotte’s key cultural destinations, comprised of Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, John S. and James L. Knight Theater, Mint Museum Uptown, and Duke Energy Center. The Levine Center was made possible through the Campaign for Cultural Facilities, the support of the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, and the generosity of the Leon Levine Foundation, one of the country’s largest and most impactful philanthropic organizations.
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