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Charlotte residents get creative for Yard Art Day

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JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
The Barnes boys, (back row, from left) Simon, Owen and Henry (front), wait for a ride to the pool in their yard decorated with "Up-cycled grill and aluminum flowers" on Fort Street. The gas grill had been a rusting hulk in the backyard from some time, but the Barnes family added some paint and creativity.

Home is where the art is.

The second annual Yard Art Day is a call to the artist in everyone to do something creative with that junk in the garage.

Or you can sing and dance. Whatever.

This weekend, and all day on Labor Day, homes across the Charlotte area have become miniature art museums, curated by the community. More than a hundred yards have sprouted paintings and sculpture made from stuff people saved hoping to do something with it someday.

The event will close with a dance party from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday on Marguerite Avenue in Charlotte.

For more information and a locator map, go to www.yardartday.org. Jeff Willhelm

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