New mural gives nod to NoDa’s textile history


Artist Darion Fleming (Instagram: @daflemingo) recently completed a textile-inspired mural in front of Heist Brewery, at the intersection of North Davidson and Brevard streets.

“This piece is a nod to the rich textile history of Charlotte,” Fleming said. “You can see that history today throughout the NoDa neighborhood, a cluster of former mill villages reborn as an eclectic arts district filled with vibrant nightlife, dining, and music venues. In the early 1900s, Charlotte became home to the largest concentration of textile mills in the country, and many of the buildings that housed these mills have become landmarks of the neighborhood. For instance, a century ago the now popular Optimist Hall used to be home to a pantyhose factory, hence the risqué leg.”

Fleming worked with the NoDa Neighborhood and Business Association on the project. To see more of his work, check out daflemingoart.com.

Photo credit: @unclejut