BOOM Charlotte Set to Host Seventh Annual Fringe Arts Festival

BOOM Charlotte Set to Host Seventh Annual Fringe Arts Festival

Published April 24, 2024
by Nellie Shortreed

Umayal Art

Local artist Umayal Annamalai or Umayal Art, Photo by Oxana Erokhina

Queen City Nerve selected 10 artists to recommend checking out April 26-28 at Camp North End during BOOM.

What started as a small arts festival in the heart of Plaza Midwood has in eight years bloomed — or boomed, one might say — into a year-round art initiative that brings art to those who lack access to Charlotte’s larger art scene.

This weekend marks the seventh annual celebration of that initiative, as the three-day, artist-led performing and visual arts festival BOOM Charlotte is set to take place at Camp North End from April 26-28.

Growing from what amounted to a block party in 2016, the annual BOOM Charlotte festival has become one of the most diverse multidisciplinary creative gatherings in Charlotte, a unique watering hole for Charlotte’s creative ecosystem featuring mediums ranging from chalk art to classical music.

Following its mission to bridge traditional divides between social classes, races, and nationalities through transformational art, BOOM 2024 will create an immersive arts atmosphere showcasing contemporary and experimental works created on the fringes of pop culture.

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