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Charlotte Creates @ Packard Place

Mint Museum announces participation in Charlotte Creates @ Packard Place

August 31, 2012

Facility is a hub showcasing Charlotte’s creativity and innovation to visitors during the Democratic National Convention

The Mint Museum is a participant in a FREE exhibition of creativity and innovation in the Charlotte region during the Democratic National Convention, Charlotte Creates @ Packard Place. The facility at 222 South Church Street will feature a variety of creative and innovative organizations in the sectors of arts + culture, technology + informatics, product design + development, social entrepreneurship, and energy + sustainability.

The Mint Museum will have a display in place overlooking the future site of the under-construction Romare Bearden Park at Third and Church streets during the hub’s hours of operation: Monday September 3 from noon-6 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday September 4 and 5 from 2-5 p.m. (The location near the park is fitting; Mint Museum Uptown has a permanent gallery devoted to the works of internationally renowned Charlotte-born artist Romare Bearden).

Home to more than 30,000 creative jobs, Charlotte-Mecklenburg has received a 31% higher ranking for creative vitality than the national average. Charlotte Creates is a joint initiative of the Charlotte Chamber, Arts & Science Council, and Innovation Institute that seeks to establish Charlotte as a world-class center of creativity and innovation. Charlotte Creates @ Packard Place will showcase Charlotte’s creative assets to raise Charlotte’s profile as an innovative center and contribute to its long-term economic growth.

About Packard Place

Packard Place is the hub of like-minded entrepreneurs sharing skills and business opportunities in Charlotte. Serving as a community center for entrepreneurial activity in the heart of the city, it allows access to technology, education, and hands-on assistance to help business partners and start-ups design, build, market, and deliver innovation and solutions. The mission of Packard Place is to develop fast-growth businesses and the professional community to drive them. Its focus and motto is to build community, entrepreneurialism, and innovation in Charlotte.

Watch this video to learn more about Charlotte Creates @ Packard Place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccS-6_LiZx8

For other inquiries about Charlotte Creates @ Packard Place, contact Carmella Jarvi at 980-253-9170 or cjarvi@packardplace.us.

 

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