Murder Mystery Unfolds Uptown

Partnership between Knight Foundation and Arts & Science Council

Mystery, murder and intrigue unfold at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts and throughout Center City Charlotte beginning Jan. 31 with a story by an anonymous writer. The Lady of Charlotte follows the investigation of a murder at the Mint Museum Uptown.

The story, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Arts & Science Council (ASC), will be told page-by-page at kiosks throughout Center City. Participants will begin the story at a kiosk at the corner of N. Tryon St. and 7th St.  Each page will then direct participants to the next location in Uptown to continue the story.

The two week event will begin at the kick off of ASC’s 2012 Make Your Mark campaign at the Mint Museum Uptown, Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m.

Readers will be invited to “vote” on the likely suspect at before the final chapter is read at a public event on Tuesday, Feb. 14. During that event, the mystery’s author and the story’s villain will be revealed. Those who correctly guess the identity of the story’s villain will be entered into a drawing for a year-long pass to the Mint Museum and a $100 CarolinaTix gift card.

“We are excited to partner with Knight Foundation for this innovative project that will bring the written word to Charlotte in an unexpected way,” ASC President Scott Provancher said.

“Knight Foundation, through its arts funding, looks to bring the arts to the people and the people to the arts,” said Susan Patterson, Knight’s Charlotte Program Director. “A walking mystery tour seems like just the right idea.”

Charlotte Center City Partners provided the kiosk locations.