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The Downtown Belmont Development Association (DBDA) is proud to announce its major Fall event – Moonlight on Main.

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This event will feature three weeks of vibrant lights, art, and cultural experiences centered around an international touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, entitled “Museum of the Moon”, in downtown Belmont, NC. The exhibit is an internally lit replica of the moon measuring 23 feet in diameter and features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.


The installation also features surrounding compositions created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer, Dan Jones. During the event, the moon will be hung over the seating area at the Stowe Park amphitheater in downtown Belmont. Belmont’s Moonlight on Main three-weekend experience beginning Friday, October 22, 2021, and runs until November 7, 2021.

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Moonlight on Main will turn downtown Belmont into a lunar-inspired, outdoor art gallery with GOBO artwork projected onto buildings around downtown. The event will also feature art installations in downtown and throughout Stowe Park from local students, artists, and other groups. The original GOBO artworks can be found for sale in various downtown galleries and businesses throughout the event. All artists can be found on the Moonlight on Main website here: https://moonlightonmain.com/public-art/


The three weekends of this event will feature a diversity of programming and activities to be paired with viewing the Museum of the Moon exhibit. These programs will include music performances ranging from Jazz by Maria Howell and Noel Freidline to The Pink Floyd Experience with Caleb Davis & Friends, as well as an educational presentation by the Schiele Museum. The DBDA hopes that visitors of any age and background will find a performance, activity, or experience to enjoy during this event. See all events here: https://moonlightonmain.com/events/


Visitors can download the Belmont GO app for free maps, guides, and tours of downtown Belmont. During the Moonlight on Main event, there will be a tour on the app that will take visitors on a walking tour of the outdoor art gallery. Download that here: https://moonlightonmain.com/public-art/


This will be an event to not miss out on, as it truly is “out of this world” Find all the details about the Museum of the Museum and Moonlight on Main here: https://moonlightonmain.com/

LUKE JERRAM
  • Luke Jerram


SUMMARY


The Museum of the Moon will be exhibited in downtown Belmont for three weekends serving as the backdrop for a series of lunar-inspired events. Over the centuries, the moon has been used as a timekeeper, calendar, and source of light to aid nighttime navigation. The evenings and weekends will evoke passion and exploration as the ethereal blue light cast by the full moon serves as the perfect environment for art exhibitions, theater performances, and a variety of musical concerts. We hope the exhibit will be an educational experience of a lifetime and inspire the next generation of scientists, artists, poets, writers, and musicians from Gaston County. During Halloween weekend, the mysterious dark side of the moon will surely invite the most ghoulish of them all into downtown for a “spooktacular” good time.


DATES & INFO

All info can be found here: https://moonlightonmain.com/events/


𝕄𝕦𝕤𝕖𝕦𝕞 𝕠𝕗 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕄𝕠𝕠𝕟

The Museum of the Moon, an international touring art exhibit by UK artist Luke Jerram, will serve as the backdrop of the event. It measures seven meters in diameter featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.


ℙ𝕦𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕔 𝔸𝕣𝕥

The Moonlight on Main event will turn downtown Belmont into a lunar-inspired outdoor art gallery with GOBO artwork projected onto buildings around downtown and feature art installations throughout Stowe Park from local students and other groups. The original GOBO artworks can be found for sale in various downtown galleries and businesses.


𝔼𝕧𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕤

The events centered around the Museum of the Moon exhibit will bring an experience for everyone to downtown Belmont. From educational lectures to rock concerts, the moon will be the backdrop for a wide array of events for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.


𝕍𝕚𝕤𝕚𝕥 𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕞𝕠𝕟𝕥

Visit Belmont during the Moonlight on Main event to see our charming downtown awash with a moonlight glow and alive with vibrant art, all while taking advantage of our many bars, restaurants, outdoor recreation, and brand new hotel accommodations to round out your stay.


For full information on all the fun happening during this event visit our website: http://MoonlightOnMain.com and mark your calendars now so you don't miss out! 🗓 🌙 #moonlightonmain

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