Exhibit, films, creek-side walks planned for ‘City of Creeks’


KEEPING WATCH on WATER: City of Creeks is a collaborative project between the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the College of Arts + Architecture. (Learn more here.) A series of related events is planned, including:


Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City: March 27-June 17. Works by artists Lauren Rosenthal (Mecklenburg Creeks Drawing, a large cut-paper map of local watersheds), Stacy Levy (Watershed Pantry), Marek Ranis (STEWARDSHIP video) with Tina Katsanos, Nancy Pierce (photography).

Opening reception March 27, 6-8 p.m.

320 East Ninth St.

PLEASE NOTE: Free parking will be available in the lot at Ninth and Brevard streets for the March 27 opening reception for KEEPING WATCH on WATER.

The area around the UNC Charlotte Center City building is under construction. Ninth Street is closed to through traffic between North College and North Brevard streets. North Brevard Street may be accessed via 11th or 12th streets. Visit keepingwatch.org for driving and parking updates.

Interactive and Educational Experiences

Passage of Rain: An educational, site-specific project with artist Stacy Levy in west Charlotte’s Revolution Park neighborhood, near Irwin Creek, examines where rain goes after it falls onto the sidewalk or street? Volunteers will install *March 28-29, project will be on-site for two years.

Home Basin: Charlotte / An Interactive Guide to Urban Creeksheds: Detailed online story maps of Mecklenburg County creeks and streams by Lauren Rosenthal will give residents a way to identify and investigate their home creekshed.


Dirty Martini Film Screenings: Locally sourced martinis at pre-screening receptions. Panel discussions with each film. Slow Food Charlotte co-sponsors.

Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m.: Lost Rivers

Friday, May 1, 6 p.m.: Watermark

Historic photos, maps exhibit

April: Charlotte Museum of History. Visit keepingwatch.org and CharlotteMuseum.org for updates

Creek Walks

Join KEEPING WATCH Alliance community partners for guided walks along Charlotte’s creeks. For details on time and location, visit keepingwatch.org.

April 25: UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, 10-11 a.m., highlighting students’ stream reconstruction project. Meet at greenhouse, Craver and Mary Alexander roads. More information: mlizotte@charlotte.edu

May 2: Irwin and Stewart creeks

May 3: Little Sugar Creek

May 30: McDowell Creek

Briar Creek stream cleanup

Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sponsored by Catawba Riverkeeper. Meet at Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. More information: 704-679-9494 or sam@catawbariverkeeper.org Please register at this link, to be notified in case the event is postponed due to rain.

Little Sugar Creek stream cleanup

Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Creek clean-up at Cordelia Park, 2100 N. Davidson St., part of Great American Clean Up! events with Keep Charlotte Beautiful and Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful. More information: email kcb@charmeck.org.

* Correction. Earlier version incorrectly said March 27-28