A4UC EVENT TIMELINE
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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