CHARLOTTE – Musicians, artists, dancers and other creatives will share their skills in restaurants, shops and public spaces as part of South End Blooms, a series of surprise, pop-up experiences Saturdays and Sundays through June 20.

These experiences, called “blooms,” are designed to encourage visitors to explore South End and the Rail Trail.

Some of the blooms can be found at restaurants and shops. Others will take place in public spaces, like the “Wonder Wings” created by fiber artists Ashley Jane McIntyre and Kelly Rose Zimmerman and installed just off the Rail Trail at the “Edna’s Porch” swings on East Carson Boulevard. The giant butterfly wings were crocheted over the course of two weeks. They are meant to be a selfie backdrop.

This weekend features musical performances, a hunt for painted rocks scattered along the Rail Trail, a wandering soap bubble circus and a surprise “flower bomb” installation by Iris Blossoms.

South End Blooms is a collaboration between Charlotte Center City Partners and Charlotte Is Creative.

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