Wells Fargo Community Celebration Oct 29th
Start Date: October 29, 2011
End Date: October 29, 2011
The Wells Fargo Community Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 in Center City Charlotte.
The unique collaboration with the Arts & Science Council (ASC) and Charlotte Center City Partners will allow Charlotte area residents and visitors the opportunity to explore and enjoy the city’s diverse arts, science and history offerings for free through a one-of-a-kind community experience.
“The Wells Fargo Community Celebration is a “thank you” to the Charlotte market and a way for us to show our appreciation for the support we’ve received from the community,” said Kendall Alley, Charlotte Community Bank regional president for Wells Fargo. “We are excited to celebrate the completion of the Wachovia Wells Fargo merger and even more excited to have this opportunity to give back to the citizens of Charlotte.”
The Wells Fargo Community Celebration will help mark the conversion of Wachovia signs and banking locations to Wells Fargo in North Carolina, as well as the opening of the Wells Fargo History Museum in Charlotte. The event will transform Center City Charlotte into a free arts and cultural festival, as well as provide free Saturday admission, underwritten by Wells Fargo, to many of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s arts, science and history institutions.
Wells Fargo Community Celebration event highlights include:
Free Saturday admission on Saturday, Oct. 29, underwritten by Wells Fargo, to Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Discovery Place, Levine Museum of the New South, The Mint Museum, McColl Center for Visual Art, The Light Factory and more.
Free outdoor concert with Branford Marsalis.
Live art demonstrations, including LEGO sculptures and chalk art.
Free performances by the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Voices, Charlotte Chamber Music, Charlotte Children Choir, Charlotte Youth Ballet, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Maha’s Dances of India, Many Voices, North Carolina Dance Theatre and more.
Interactive family-friendly activities from area arts and cultural organizations.
Click here for a full list of events and a map of the event.
Transportation and Parking
FREE Trolley Service for the Cultural Mile on October 29!
C.A.T.S. GOLD RUSH Service – 9:30 am – 5 pm, special Community Celebration Route:
Southbound: 10th and Tryon, south on Tryon, right on 4th, left on Church, left on Stonewall, left on College, right on 4th, right on Tryon Northbound to 10th. Service every ten minutes.
Uptown parking – Did you know there are over 50,000 parking spaces in uptown Charlotte? Find one here.
Public transit – Leave the car at home and take advantage of CATS bus and L.Y.N.X. routes. Learn more here.
Bike Valet – Charlotte Area Bike Alliance (CABA) will be on site to provide free, secure bike valet services to festival guests. Drop your bike with CABA at the Wells Fargo Plaza near the corner of South Tyron and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.