Charlotte gets prettier underpasses with paintings
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Arts leaders in Charlotte are unveiling a 14,000-square-foot painting on the underside of a bridge, the second such undertaking in what they hope will be a series of more attractive underpasses.
The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/LjodwE) the painting on North Davidson near 28th Street will be unveiled Saturday afternoon. It was painted by Charlotte artist William Puckett and depicts the 1775 Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
The weekend is the 237th anniversary of when Charlotte became the first community in the 13 colonies to declare independence from Great Britain.
In March, a piece called "Passing Through Light" was unveiled on the underside of Interstate 277 at West Trade Street.
What's On TonightFull Schedule