4X4CLT — Poetry+Art Poster Series

4X4CLT is Charlotte Lit’s poetry+art showcase series. Four times a year, in April, June, September and December, we release four different posters featuring four poems and four works of art. For each release, a reading and celebration will be held with featured poets and artists. After each event, the posters are displayed in public places throughout the city—coffee shops, waiting rooms, libraries, storefronts. View the current release below, and all previous releases here.

Arts & Science Council

April 2020: Series 5 Number 1

Joy Harjo, United States Poet Laureate

In partnership with Central Piedmont Community College’s Sensoria Festival

Poster art by Crista Cammaroto
Poster design by Jennifer Garrison

June 2020

Oliver de la Paz

Friday, June 5: Poster release at Goodyear Arts
Saturday, June 6: Master class at Charlotte Lit

September 2020

Ada Limón

In partnership with Queens University’s the Arts at Queens

Friday, September 11: Poster release at Queens University
Saturday, September 12: Master class at Charlotte Lit

December 2020

Reginald Dwayne Betts

Friday, December 4: Poster release at Midwood International and Cultural Center Auditorium

Saturday, December 5: Master class at Charlotte Lit

Poster Hosts

4X4CLT is made possible by a generous grant from the Arts & Science Council.

To display these posters in your place of business, send a request to series curator Lisa Zerkle:  lisaz@charlottelit.org.

We’re grateful to our gracious hosts who provide their walls as gallery space for 4X4CLT in support of public art in the Charlotte area. Have you seen a 4X4CLT poster at a favorite hangout?  Snap a picture and tag CharlotteLit on Instagram!

Ayrsley/Steele Creek
Ayrsley Grand Cinema 14
Carolina Beer Temple
The Peaceful Dragon
Steele Creek Branch, Public Library

Sunflour Baking Company

Beatties Ford
Beatties Ford Branch, Public Library
Bette Rae Recreation Center
Enderly Coffee
Northwest School of the Arts
Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center

Camp North End
Goodyear Arts

Davidson Branch, Public Library
Main Street Books, Davidson
Moxie Mercantile

Dilworth/Myers Park
Be Yoga
Paper Skyscraper
Regal Manor Twin Theatre
Theatre Charlotte
Queens University of Charlotte
Yoga One

EastSide Local Eatery
Visart Video

Central Piedmont Community College, Main Campus
Earl’s Grocery
Sunflour Baking Company
The Bag Lady
The Third Place Coffee
Villani’s Bakery

Freemore West
Hygge Coworking
Rhino Market
Town Brewing Company
West Boulevard Branch, Public Library
Yoga for Life

Gastonia/Kings Mountain
Gaston Public Library
Hive Design/Stationery/Gifts
Loray Mill, Alfred C. Kessell History Center
Southern Arts Society

Sunflour Baking Company

Matthews/Mint Hill/Pineville
Carolina Beer Temple
CrossFit Jane
Independence Branch, Public Library
Mint Hill Branch, Public Library
Temple Mojo Growler Shop
The Book Rack

Pfeiffer University

Montford/Park Road
Movement Dialogues
Park Road Books
Pasta & Provisions

The Artisan’s Palate
Birdsong Brewing
Free Range Brewing
Khali Yoga
NoDa Bodega
NoDa Company Store
Pura Vida Worldly Art
Rhino Market
Smelly Cat Coffeehouse

Plaza Midwood
Advent Coworking
Book Buyers
Boris & Natasha
Charlotte Center for Literary Arts
Gear Goat Exchange
Legion Brewing
The Light Factory
Lunchbox Records
Moxie Mercantile
Pilot Brewing
Plaza Midwood Branch, Public Library
Pure Pizza
Resident Culture Brewing Company
Sanctuary Imports
Two Scoops Creamery
Undercurrent Coffee
Yoga One

South End
C3 Lab
Golden Cow Creamery
Lincoln’s Haberdashery
Red Clay Ciderworks
Triple C Brewing
Vin Master
Wooden Robot

Golden Cow Creamery
Legion Brewing
Myers Park High School

UNC Charlotte
University City Regional Branch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Hygge Coworking
Johnson and Wales University Library
Main Library
Rhino Market
7th Street Public Market

Wendover/Monroe Road
Julia’s Cafe & Books
Time Out Youth

Pasta & Provisions