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ArtPop Street Gallery

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Wendy L. Hickey
Main Address:
P.O. Box 5322
Charlotte, NC 28299

What We Do

ArtPop's Mission is to promote local artists' work and make art accessible to our community through available media space.

ArtPop was founded in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2014, and since then has expanded to fourteen other cities across the United States, including Charleston, SC, Las Vegas, NV, Triad, NC, Nashville, TN, Columbus, OH, Pocono, PA, Lehigh Valley, PA, Norfolk, VA, Beaufort, SC, Central Florida, FL, Lakeland, FL, Peoria, IL, and Tampa, FL.

Local artists submit a piece of original work to a juried show, and the selected pieces are displayed on public outdoor media spaces, such as newsstands and billboards, bus sides, the airport for an entire year at no cost to the artist.

This serves several important goals that serve our larger mission: first, it promotes a local artist's work. Secondly, it expands access to art in a community beyond the walls of galleries and museums to the great outdoors where they can be enjoyed by everyone. Lastly, over time, the ArtPop program seeks to foster and develop communities of artists - as of January 2018, over 300 artists have participated in the program across 14 cities, and that is only the beginning!

Help us to grow our program and expand our footprint to promote local artists across the country through available media space!

Interesting Info

ArtPop has added a Sr. High student component and scholarship to a Sr. transitioning on to study the arts in college. As well as a course in the business of art
Artists are getting commissioned and communities are being exposed to local art during their commute!
To employ and pay a salary to 2 staff members to host and manage all the artists call for submissions. And to expand and improve the current program.

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