Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with cutting-edge exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte's burgeoning center city, Mint Museum Uptown is an integral part of the Levine Center for the Arts, a cultural campus that includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, the Knight Theater, and the Duke Energy Center. Mint Museum Uptown also features a wide range of visitor amenities, including the 240-seat James B. Duke Auditorium, the Lewis Family Gallery, art studios, a restaurant, and a museum shop.
– Take I-77 South
– Same directions whether travelling from North or South on I-77
Drop off group in front of museum and proceed through the parking lot. Take a left back onto Museum Plaza. Park in the designated “bus parking” area located on the left side of Museum Plaza.
Parking is available for vehicles up to 9-feet tall in the Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage located on Stonewall Street between Tryon and Church Streets. Parking is also available at The Green located on South Tryon Street.
Discounted parking rates for the Center for the Arts Parking Garages are:
Request a parking voucher while visiting the museum to receive the above rates. Non-validated tickets will pay the regular parking rates. These reduced rates apply to visitors parking at the Center for the Arts garage on the visitor levels (P1 and P2).
On Carolina Panthers game day Sundays, Childress Klein will charge a $20 fee to park in the decks below Levine Center for the Arts. Mint guests will be exempt from the charge as long as they inform the attendants upon entering the garage. Guests need to pay the regular flat weekend fee of $5 to park for the afternoon.
After you park your vehicle, head for the Plaza Elevators (as opposed to the Tower Elevators). The P★ level will take you to the street level and the Gift Shop. The 2 level will take you to the Café and the Entry Gallery to the museum.
Construction of the 43-story, 394-unit luxury apartment tower located above the Mint Museum Uptown has changed the traffic pattern around the Levine Center of the Arts.
On Wednesday, June 17th we Childress Klein will re-open the sidewalk beside the Bechtler Museum. The parking garage exit on Church Street will also re-open with limited hours from 4:30 - 6 PM each day. The sidewalk in front of Levant and Starbucks will reopen on Monday, June 29th with the completion of the platform installation. While the sidewalk is closed, access to Starbucks and Levant will be availble through the rear entrance located off of the motorcade.