WCCB TV Charlotte's CW

On Monday February 25 we had the pleasure of being the feature on WCCB TV Charlotte with Wilson’s World

See it all here:


Me and 9 of the Class of 2019 artists had such a great time.

We are so grateful for this opportunity to share with our Charlotte, NC community about the program and feature the art of so many of our artists.

Watch the recording and enjoy.


Board of Directors Update


I am so proud to announce our new board and vice chair here at ArtPop Street Gallery.

Shira Sagal has been a long time board member, then became Vice Chair, Shira Sagal is now our new board Chair. From Shira, “art has a visible doorway to an unseen world of experience, emotion, spirit and soul all around us everyday. Through art, we are drawn in to contemplate these things which shape our lives from day to day.”

We would also like to welcome our new Vice Chair, Chris Horner. Chris has been a supporter of ArtPop for years and loves attending our annual art auction and bringing his daughters to our pop up art shows here in Charlotte. Welcome, Chris and thank you for your service to ArtPop Street Gallery.

We are actively pursuing engaged, highly motivated board members, if you have interested in helping ArtPop Street Gallery further our missions with your time, ideas, financial support and talents, we would love to connect with you.

Thank You,


Charlotte, NC Pop Up events announced

Hello to the greater Charlotte, NC region,

Our dates for our 2019 ArtPop Street Gallery pop up shows at Le Meridien Charlotte are as follows,

March 9, May 25, July 13, September 28.

6-9 PM at Le Meridien Hotel Charlotte 555 S. McDowell St. Charlotte, NC in Uptown.

The public is welcome and 5 artists will be in attendance at each show.

We hope to see you there. Thank you Le Meridien for all of your years of support to our local artists.

We will announce our Columbus, OH Le Meridien Pop Ups later this year. There will be 2.



ArtistsU - The business of art


On January 11th & 12th our Class of 2019 ArtPop Charlotte artists experienced our first ever course benefit in the business of art. This 2 day course was taught by the Founder of ArtistsU, Andrew Simonet.

We encourage all of you artists to go onto the ArtistsU.org website to the tools tab and download the 2 free workbooks there. They are invaluable resources on how to build as successful art career. We truly hope this is helpful to you.

As we raise the necessary funds we want to provide this benefit to artists in all of our ArtPop cities.

Our course in Charlotte was paid for by the Knight Foundation. 32 artists participated and it was an incredible learning experience.

We can’t wait to see how the year unfolds and hope to see you all soon.



Local, regional, national visits

Hi friends,

Today I met with Gensler Architectural firm in Charlotte, NC.


What a great team of people to share the ArtPop Street Gallery story with.

If you are interested in ArtPop sharing our story with your team, email me Wendy@ArtPopStreetGallery.com

We love exploring opportunities with the business and their teams in the communities we serve locally and nationally.

Want to volunteer, serve on our board, get involved, we would love to talk to you.

In love and art,


Charlotte, NC & Eastern, PA - 2019


By now you have probably seen the social media coverage on our #ArtPopEasternPA and #ArtPopCLT programs. We have announced the winning artists for 2019 in both cities.

With the addition of these 32 artists, we are now at a grand total of 297 artists we have provided this advertising platform to since 2014.

We also announced Sr. High School winners in these cities and both Hannah Hess and Hannah Bauerle received $500 scholarships from ArtPop Street Gallery.

On January 11 and 12 our 20 ArtPop Charlotte region artists will be the first to test our Artists U business of art course. If this proves to be a success, we will work on offering this in all of our ArtPop cities in 2020 and beyond.

We will be uploading the 2 new cities art to the art tab real soon, for now, you can see our social media posts and media coverage on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

We are so grateful to all the partners who make ArtPop Street Gallery possible. Stay tuned for so much more in 2019.

I wish you all the happiest of holidays.



Eastern, PA get ready!

Thank you to all of you artists who applied for our combined Pocono and Lehigh Valley, PA area call. Our now known as ArtPop Street Gallery, Eastern PA program.

If you are one of the 12 juried in artists for the program, please be sure to leave 5:30-8:30 pm on December 13, 2018 open for our artist reveal reception to welcome and honor you.

Our artist reception this year will be held at the beautiful Stroudsmoor Country Inn.


See you there.


Columbus, OH Pop Up Gallery


ArtPop Street Gallery and The Joseph Le Meridien Hotel in the Short North Arts District have teamed up for our first ever pop up gallery show!

Join us on December 1, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 pm

620 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43215

Meet 8 ArtPop Street Gallery Columbus artists, buy art directly from the artists and get your holiday shopping done early.

Amandda Tirey, Alisa Ohashi, Cassidy Rae Martin, John Grosvenor, Duarte, Kate Morgan, Stephanie Rond and David (Sketch) Butler will be the featured artists. Meet them all, engage and be inspired.

Live music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine specials and a specialty artisan cocktail too!

We want to thank Le Meridien for supporting local art.


VOTE now! #ArtPopEasternPA


Our 5th year of #ArtPopEasternPA call has closed and now YOU, yes YOU can choose one of the winning 12 artists works! We have combined our Pocono and Lehigh programs to become one.


Voting closes at 11:59 pm on November 16. You do not need to live in the area to vote.

We want to thank all of our amazing partners at The Banana Factory, Pocono Arts Council and Adams Outdoor Advertising, Eastern PA.

The juried in Sr. High student should they attend Kutztown University will earn a $2500 scholarship from KU and $500 from ArtPop Street Gallery!



Knight Foundation!

Today I am thrilled to announce that Knight Foundation has funded our 2019 #ArtPopCLT program for 20 artists in the Charlotte, NC/SC region. KnightFoundation.org

This is not the first time they have financially supported ArtPop Street Gallery and we could not be more grateful.

The benefit that will be passed on to the artists in our community through this funding will be amazing. We are adding a Sr. High School Student to the program who will receive a $500 scholarship as well as our 20 artists will receive a day and a half course in the business of art taught by Andrew Simonet of Artists U. These are game changing additions and we can’t wait to dig into 2019.

We can not go with out thanking our partners who make our Charlotte program possible every year! Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charlotte, NC. Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlie Elberson of the Reemprise Fund, Le Meridien Hotel Charlotte, Awedience Media and our angel partner who wishes to remain anonymous who makes it possible for us to be at the CLT airport on 32 digital displays throughout gates A-D.

Know a city that can support ArtPop Street Gallery? Email me. Wendy@ArtPopStreetGallery.com

With gratitude,


Center for Creative Economy/Creative Startups


I wanted to share with you the incredible 8 week journey I have been on after being accepted to CCE Triad in Winston-Salem, NC.

CCE Triad partnering with the Center for Creative Economy chose me and ArtPop Street Gallery into their 10 cohort program for 2018.

We were the only nonprofit to be selected out of the other nine entrepreneurs. To launch, grow and accelerate creative businesses. Follow them on social @ccetriad

What felt like going through a masters program in 8 weeks, the outcome of intense relationships, knowledge, strategic thinking and financial planning. Our mentors and coaches were incredible and don’t know that my words could do justice to the wisdom that was bestowed upon me and the group these last 2 months. Incredible experience. Well done Winston Salem, NC!

Grateful and will forever be bonded to the 9 other cohorts!

http://www.centerforcreativeeconomy.com/create/create-2/ To learn more.



Eagle Rare Life Award - VOTE now!

Hello friends of ArtPop Street Gallery,

We were nominated for the Eagle Rare Life Award! What does this mean?

It means with your votes every day now through December 5th, 2018, ArtPop Street Gallery could be awarded $5,000 or $50,000 in prize money from the great folks at Eagle Rare.


You can go to this link from multiple devices every day now through Dec. 5. No information is exchanged, you simply click VOTE NOW.

With funding like this we could make a major impact in the lives of our artists and the communities we serve.

Thank you and please share the link where ever you can to anyone who has 2 seconds to vote.



Thank You!


We had an amazing turn out for our 4th Annual Art Auction on Saturday, August the 4th!

Stay tune to our social media for photos and more of our wonderful night.

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to the event, we sold every piece of art donated!

What an amazing night!  Proceeds will benefit multiple cities to help us purchase vinyls for the billboards and offer more opportunities for artists locally and nationally!  

You all are amazing!!  



With so much gratitude!

We are days away from our 4th annual art auction (tickets are still available on Eventbrite) 

I wanted to take a few minutes of time to thank everyone who makes this event possible!

First, Annie Bednarski has worked tirelessly to manage this event and always does everything with a smile.  Thank You Annie!  Her right hand lady in this is Becca Farmer, Thank You Becca!

Our other volunteers working for this event the night of are Michael Haithcock, Bree Stallings, Traci Maynard, Banks Maynard, Krista Sirois, JoAnne Rogers, Katherine Winchester, Kristen Watts and Gerry King.   Thank You Caroline Sigmon for all the design work!  

Our musician is Scott Smith Acoustic, Stacy Jethroe & team bartending and our photographer is Alex Cason. 

Our food was sponsored by David Wagner, AIA  of Wagner Murray.  Beer and Wine from Common Market and spirits by our dear friend Dave Spisak who supports us every year!!  Thank You again, Dave!  Thank You all! 

To the artists who contribute art this year from our ArtPop programs across the country, so blown away by your generosity and your talent!  Arthur Rogers, Jr, Kelley Luikey, Julie Jones, Monique Luck, Hilary Siber, Pauline Dove Lamal, Eva Crawford, Carmella Jarvi, Gary Abramov, Holly Spruck,  Ju-Ian Shen, Julia Lawing, Janet Lasher, Leonor Demori, Kevin Marion, Duarte, Alison Bessesdotter, Montana Black, Joseph Watson, Christie DeBacker-Guziak, Donald Starr and Krissy Bohan.  Because of all of you our night is going to be so successful.  Thank You for giving back!

To all the businesses who donated silent auction items, Thank you!  Cork and Crate Wine Co, SouthBound, Awedience Media for the Cirque Du Soliel tickets, Legion Brewing, SoCo Shop, Sumbucha, Suarez Bakery, Cheers to Ewe, Unicum Systems Photography, Amelie's French Bakery, Koda Glass, Joseph Watson Art for the T's and our purrfect friends at Mac Tabby Cat Cafe 

This event continues to grow and evolve this year we will be at C3 Lab, Thank You to Maria, Glenn and Giselle.   Thank you to our board of directors, let's have some fun on Saturday night!  





Elder Gallery & ArtPop Invite YOU!

Hello friends of ArtPop!

If you are in and around the Charlotte, NC region on August 23, we hope you will join us at our first "inside" gallery event!  

The Fine Art of ArtPop!  We want to thank Elder Gallery, Sonya Pfeiffer and our sponsor the Reemprise Fund for making this possible.   

We can't wait to share with you the art of Nicholas Napoletano, Caroline Rust Ward, Barbara Ellis from our ArtPop Charlotte program as well as Janie Ball from our Charleston program!

Also the Bechtler Museum for the August 24 panel discussion with the artists! 


We hope to see you there!




Le Meridien Charlotte, Pop Up Information

Hello friends of ArtPop!

If you live near the Charlotte region we have 2 more Pop Up shows coming up this year!

July 14 & September 15 at Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel at 555 S. McDowell Street in Uptown! In the EVOKE lounge.  

These events will feature 5 Charlotte regional artists in a pop up gallery, a great time to buy art direct, engage with artists or just attend and have a great time!

The event is free of charge and you can find the invite on our Facebook page (events)

6-9 pm, live music, passed hors d' oeuvres, $7 craft beer, wine specials and a signature cocktail will be created for the event!  

We hope to see you there and bring your friends!

Thank you to Le Meridien Charlotte for your constant support of local art!  




Annual Art Auction, Charlotte, NC

Hello friends of ArtPop!  

You know every June you can count on us for our annual art auction, our favorite party of the year!  

This year we have moved the event to August!  We also have changed venues and will be throwing our largest event yet!  Hope to see you  on August 4 at C3 Lab!  

We will have incredible art for sale from artists in our program from North Carolina to Las Vegas!

Silent auction items, live music, food, open bar and so much fun!  

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased here:

Please buy your tickets in advance before they sell out. 


Our board and volunteers!

Hello friends of ArtPop! 

I wanted to take a moment to update you all on our board and some of our many volunteers!

We are so grateful and thankful to our board and everyone who volunteers for ArtPop, let me tell you who some of those folks are! 

Board of Directors are Lindsay McCleary, Shira Sagal, Caroline Rust Ward, Leonor Neisler, Laurie Garner and Marcia Mullins.  Our board is made up of great folks from the Charlotte, NC & SC region and now Lakeland, FL as well!

We have a few volunteers who oversee our volunteer efforts, local and nationally.  Those volunteers are J Michael Haithcock, Bree Stallings and Cortney Frasier.  

Our Charlotte events manager is Annie Bednarski and our Keep CLT Beautiful street team cleanups Manager is Katherine Winchester. 

Our incredible graphic designers who do so much are Sam White, Claire Stuart and Caroline Sigmon and most recently, Hal Sadler. 

We have so many to thank and will continue to list and post more on all of our volunteers but wanted you to know who a few of them are. 

If you are interested in serving on our board and or being a volunteer for ArtPop, please reach out to me here:  Wendy@ArtPopStreetGallery.com 

Thank you and support your local artists! 




New news!

Hello friends of ArtPop!  

We are 7 renewal cities into our 2018 year and hope you have seen all the new art!  

Our Peoria, Illinois program will install the week of June 11, 2018 and we are thrilled to be back in Peoria for the 4th year!  You can see all the new art on our landing page, just click on the icons. 

So far Charlotte, NC -  Lehigh Valley & Pocono PA - Columbus OH - Norfolk, VA and Las Vegas programs have all installed on the streets of these cities!  

2018 is our pause year on opening any new cities as we work to secure our future!

We will be working on strategic plans and infrastructure so we can offer the best public art program possible in 2019 and beyond!   

We remain hopeful to return to Nashville, TN, Charleston, SC  Winston/Salem/Greensboro NC and Beaufort/Hilton Head again, however funding in all of these cities for our program has not been secured so we sure need your help if you know anyone who is interested in sponsoring or partnering us in these cities so we can return.  If you know anyone, send them my way! 

Email me at Wendy@ArtPopStreetGallery.com 

I hope you are having an amazing 2018 and I look forward to hearing from you!  

So much love, 


Dreams do come true! Thank You! ArtPop 40 for 40

In the fall of 2016, a man named Charlie Elberson came into our lives.

He’s a well-known philanthropist in the Charlotte, NC community, and he took a liking to our little nonprofit. He generously donated funds in 2017 to help us define our strategic direction so our organization can grow to the levels we’ve dreamed about since ArtPop began. 

Then, he took things one step further. He pledged a matching $40,000 grant, if we could get our act together and raise $40,000 ourselves. 

And so began our #ArtPop40for40 campaign — an incredible, challenging and inspirational journey that came to an end on March 31, 2018.  We raised $35,594 by the time midnight rolled around, and we were beyond grateful to all of you for that success. You heard our call for funds and you gave. You showed us you believe in what we do, that it matters to the communities where you live. And that propels us forward. It inspires us. We are putting art in your face, and you like that — a lot. 

We were also beyond grateful to hear that Charlie was going to match what we raised, even though we didn’t hit our target. $71,000 is a lot to an organization like ours, and we knew our biggest plans could begin to take shape. 

Then Charlie came back with another wonderful surprise: He’s not giving us $35,000. He’s giving us $40,000. In his own words, here’s why: 

“A compelling vision, when matched with an inspired, hard-driving leader, is an almost-certain recipe for success. You’ve built an impressively effective organization in 14 markets, impacting local artists and their communities, all with one hand tied behind your back. It’s what’s enabled you to grow yourself into an independent and focused instrument for helping artists thrive. Even with all that to point to, it’s still like you’re just getting started. Looking ahead, your ability to grow and deepen your impact on artists and their communities will redefine success for ArtPop, and I have the privilege of being a participant in making it happen.”

We hope all of you find the Charlie in your lives — the person who will believe in you and push you forward and remind you that you can change the world. We can say firsthand that the impact is profound. 

Thank You to Foundation for the Carolina’s and the Reemprise Fund.  We are grateful.  

Watch us, and you’ll see.