4X4CLT — Poetry+Art Poster Series

From 2016 to 2022, 4X4CLT was Charlotte Lit’s acclaimed and unmatched poetry+art showcase series. For each release, curator Lisa Zerkle would match four poems from nationally-known poets with four works from Charlotte-area artists, which would be designed into one-of-a-kind posters by designer Jennifer Garrison. The posters were then presented at a public reading and celebration with the featured poets and artists. After each event, the posters were displayed in public places throughout the city—coffee shops, waiting rooms, libraries, storefronts. We’ve retained below a list of all the venues who supported 4x4CLT by hanging our posters in their public spaces. You can view an archive of all 19 series—76 posters in all—right here. 

Poster Hosts

We’re grateful to our gracious hosts who provided their walls as gallery space for 4X4CLT in support of public art in the Charlotte area.

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