The Francene Marie Show

Saturday 6:00am-7:00am

SouthEND Arts

There is a great collaboration of community partners involved in planning and bringing the fun to the First Annual GRACEFEST that include: SouthEnd ARTS, The Brooklyn Collective, Studio 229 on Brevard, Blumenthal Arts, Center City Partners and Arts & Science Council. As we are coming out of both the pandemic and painful social injustices witnessed in the media, Charlotte is ready for healing and there is no better way to show some love in Charlotte, North Carolina May 4th & 5th. Limited space and reservations and masks required for the inside portion of this event. Purchase tickets here.

Both days are packed with 18 artists. 31 pieces of visual art, sculptures, pottery and jewelry. Share this event with your artsy friends and family. Oh yes, it’s a family event because it’s celebrating art through a fusion of “History, Visual, Instrumental, Vocal Arts & Cultural Dance.”

Event details: June 4th, Opening Night: GRACE ON BREVARD – The Brooklyn Collective, 219-229 S. Brevard Street 6 – 9 pm. Doors open 5:30PM. You’ll be greeted by Jurored Exhibition Awards. Hosting Friday is Monique Douglas and expert speaker: Dr. Willie Griffin, Charlotte Historian, Levine Museum of the New South. Also aCapella Spirituals: Kenya Templeton, performs the acoustic Grace.

June 5th – Uptown’s first Indoor/Outdoor Multicultural and Multidisciplinary ARTS Festival!
Meet us at The Brooklyn Collective, 219-229 S. Brevard Street, Saturday from noon-6pm. Bring the family out on the 5th for the indoor/outdoor festival. We will feature local visual artists, musicians, spoken-word artists, performing artists & ethnic dancers. Food available on site for purchase. Your host for Saturday is: Francene Marie and the amazing Bluz Rogers.

Celebrate all forms of art and the resiliency of our community, and children are FREE!

Special Notes: The Brooklyn Collective, Studio 229 on Brevard & SouthEnd ARTS do not control any of the parking lots surrounding the venue. Please adhere to posted payment instructions for the lot you choose to park in. You will be responsible for any citations received for non-compliance. Masks when indoors & tickets required for your safety. Ample paid and free parking.

Location of this event is at: 229 S Brevard St., Charlotte, NC 28202. Checkout SouthEnd Arts with K Lilies and Monique Douglas with both Studio 229 on Brevard and The Brooklyn Collective. 


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