IN PERSON: OLLI is offering for the first time a rare opportunity for an immersive tour of Charlotte’s great art and architecture in an exciting two-day trip on May 11-12, 2023. This excursion will include private tours of four major Charlotte art institutions: the Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum, the Gantt Center, and the McColl Center. Our guides will be three art experts, including two well-known OLLI instructors, Suzanne Fetscher and Ruth Caccavale.
Participants will enjoy a guided walking tour (weather permitting) to take in Charlotte’s outstanding collection of public art and striking contemporary architecture by “star-chitects” I.M. Pei, Cesar Pelli, Mario Botta and others. This portion of the tour will be led by Carla Hanzal, the former Charlotte public art commission vice president. This tour is a great opportunity to experience the best art and architecture of Charlotte. You will particularly enjoy touring with expert guides and a very congenial group of your peers. This trip is not to be missed! Space is limited to only 18, so don’t delay in reserving your spot!
Two Options for Registering
You can register for the tour with or without transportation to and from Charlotte. See transportation information at right. No refunds after April 14, 2023.
This will be a two-day cultural experience. Participants will need to be ambulatory and capable of walking up to a mile and crossing busy streets. There will be urban walking with some stops made along the way to view public art and architecture.
Meals & Hotel
Meals and overnight accommodations are not included in the course fee. All participants will need to make their own hotel reservations.OLLI has reserved a specially priced block of rooms at the Charlotte Marriott City Center in downtown Charlotte. Reserved rooms are single standard king priced at $229 plus 15.25% taxes and double queen priced at $249 plus 15.24% taxes, plus parking if you drive your own vehicle. More information about hotel reservations will be provided upon tour registration.
Round-trip transportation to and from Charlotte in a comfortable coach is offered for an additional cost. The coach will depart from the parking lot of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Rd., in Durham, at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, and will return by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12. Cars may be parked Overnight.
Tour with Transportation (Section 1)
Enjoy the Charlotte tour with none of the stress associated with driving. The $325 fee includes:
Tour Only (Section 2)
Provide your own transportation to and from Charlotte. The $250 fee includes:
Please note: Participants are responsible for their meals and overnight accommodations (information about hotel reservations will be provided upon registration). No refunds after April 14, 2023.