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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
K. Liles, Volunteer Executive Director
Main Address:
2143 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse
1507 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203

What We Do

Founded in 2018, SouthEnd ARTS is focused on fighting for equity, diversity, and social consciousness in the arts community. We are committed to building community bridges across the “Two Charlottes” by creating strong, equity art exhibitions combined with thought-provoking programming by local experts in arts, heritage, and history.
We host monthly juried art exhibitions that show case emerging artists and residents. We also host a monthly speaker series to compliment the exhibitions. Topics have included equitable housing, racial equity, local history, and opportunity. Our guest artists and speakers share new ideas and diverse art work in a setting that is social, uplifting and conducive to building new relationships and understandings.


How We Are Impacted: Our organization started 2020 with a bang and was on track to have stellar first and second quarters. Unfortunately, COVID-19 roared into town unexpectedly and stopped us in our tracks. We have had to cancel our monthly events and we are relying on grants and donations to support our artists, our small staff, and the future of our organization.
Financial Donations Requested: Without being able to put on exhibitions and events as usual, funds are needed to support our artists, our staff, and our overall organization. Your donation will help us bring back the magic that is our monthly juried art exhibitions. Thought-provoking and real, our exhibitions start conversations, encourage discussions, and foster understanding. With your support, you will be making a difference not only in the lives of the artists we currently support, but you will be creating an opportunity for the artists we will someday support. Our nonprofit seeks donations to replace the nearly $10,000 lost due to COVID19 closures.
•SouthEnd ARTS has worked with nearly 500 artists since we opened.

Interesting Info

Queen City Nerve Charlotte’s Cultural Pulse named SouthEnd ARTS “Best Arts Organization” December, 2019
Behind the scenes, SouthEnd ARTS works with artists to help them professionalize their portfolios to prepare for a world that expects corporate-style presentati
While South End gets more culturally homogenous by the year, one organization is fighting for equity, diversity & social consciousness in the arts community

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