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A4UC EVENT TIMELINE
Past
  •  Held two charity art events per year in hotel conference rooms

  • Only meant to serve other charities

  • Coming to our events or buying something from our site were the only ways to support us

  • Artists could only participate on a temporary basis, per show  

PAST
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7th Charity Show
7th Charity Show

Our 7th Charity Art Show and Silent Auction was held at the Springhill Suites in Ballantyne and the proceeds went to benefit our organization as we expand and improve our growing art program.

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6th Charity Art Show
6th Charity Art Show

The proceeds from our 6th Show benefited our charitable art program and a portion was donated to The Relatives, a non-profit organization in Charlotte, NC, that keeps kids safe, families together, and prepares youth and young adults to be healthy, productive, engaged members of the community.

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5th Charity Art Show
5th Charity Art Show

Our 5th Charity Art Show and Silent Auction was held in December 2018. Laura Fox-Wallis, NBCT, Visual Art Instructor, was our keynote speaker who spoke about the importance of art. The proceeds from our event benefited our non-profit art program and a percentage was donated to the Hands N Feet Foundation. The Hands N Feet Foundation provides the means for the less fortunate in Greater Charlotte, NC area to rise out of homelessness.

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4th Charity Art Show
4th Charity Art Show

In the spring of 2018, we grew from the original 5 artists to 30 artists and six hosts including more students from Ardrey Kell High School, Myers Park High School, Nation Ford High School, South Meck High School, Levine Middle College, Appalachian State University, UNC, UNCC, and University of South Carolina. We celebrated our two year anniversary. The proceeds from our event benefited No Kid Hungry NC, to help end childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective federal nutrition programs.

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 NOW
  •  Hold art events in varying locations

  • Serve our artists, contributors, charity, and other charities 

  • Earn donations through Patrons and Sponsors

  • Create a reliable community for artists 

  • Become a prominent voice in the art community 

PAST 

our mission :

"art for unity charlotte is committed to influencing our community through art, allowing a space for artists to grow as creators, leaders, and contributors to society."

 

-D'Mya Gernae Sanford, CEO+Founder 

 

WHO ARE WE?

SHAINA PLATT, CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

CARLOS MORALES, Director of marketing 

D'MYA

SANFORD,

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

GEORGE KOSTANTINIS, Director of OPERATIONS 

PRISCILLA BANUELOS, CHIEF communications OFFICER

Shaina platt, CHIEF creative and Innovation OFFICER

when we held our first event, our founding members were between the ages of 15 and 16