Drawn From Life: C.M.Wells

C.M. Wells (@cmwells_art), co-founder of the National Association of Collaborative Artists, is one of the many artists calling the new NoDa location of the Charlotte Art League home. The young artist works in several traditional art media: charcoal, sanguine (reddish-brown chalk), oil-paint, and clay. Wells calls her style Representational Realism, which she explains as “sort…

The 3rd Annual Homegrown Tomato Festival

Supporting Local Non-Profit: 100 Gardens Ah, July – the month of increased air conditioning bills, sun burns, and getting marred by rouge fireworks. Yet, we forget about those small inconveniences because July brings us homegrown tomatoes. Homegrown Tomato (noun): A delectable, vine-ripened fruit grown with love and sacrifice. This species can be consumed alone or…

Make a Mark Charlotte

Powered by OrthoCarolina, Supported by SHARE Charlotte, Hosted by Hygge Charlotteans are eager to make a mark in their community. Some of your local NoDa residents have poured their energies into bringing a national event to our local market.  Make a Mark Charlotte brings together student and professional designers, developers, and other talented makers to…

The Pastry Shop

There was a time when NoDa’s hot commodities were porn … and pastries. While much has been said about Neighborhood Theatre’s interesting past as The Astor, a XXX porn theater (“Park in Rear” stated the marquee), just a few steps down the sidewalk was The Pastry Shop. It was a bakery that drew loyal customers…

Put on a Good Face

This is an article about “community” and “development” … in a philosophical sense. I moved to NoDa in 2007. I bought the last house that I could afford to buy in this neighborhood before everything got really, really expensive. And I was keenly aware that my house was already really, really expensive to the community…

Everyday Rhythms: Work Hard Play Hard

When was the last time you felt truly relaxed? Or had a moment of pure playfulness? Rest and play are crucial to a healthy lifestyle, and summer is the perfect season for recreation. The animals have come out of their hidey-holes, the plants are in full bloom, and even kids are out of school. It…

Bloom is Back to Bring Fringe Dance and Performance Arts

Dance, fire, circus arts, and more at this year’s Bloom: Return to Roots Satarah Productions is excited to announce that its annual cultural festival Bloom will be back for its seventh year. Performance artists from across the United States and Canada will once again come together with local performers to share their art and passion…

July Taroscopes

Cancer (Jun 21 to Jul 22) – 9 of Pentacles: Do your routines reflect how you want to look and feel? You may have come to uncomfortable realizations that helped you realize it is time to make adjustments for yourself and your health. Unfortunately, you have to do the work here, but you can go…