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January Newsletter

March All Arts Market

We’re back!  We will be at Neighborhood Theatre

on Saturday, March 7th, 2-10 pm.

Registration will go live at 7:00am Monday, February 16th at

Spots will likely fill in the first hour; act fast!

You can find additional vendor information at our


Benny Pennello’s

NoDa is excited to welcome a new late night and “to-go” food option in the hood; a New York style pizzeria!  Benny Pennello’s is located next to Heist Brewery and turns on the ovens in February.

The owners want to display some local artwork on two large feature walls in the restaurant.  If you want to have your work in the pizzeria, please contact Kristen Brown at

NoDaRioty Meetings

We are always excited to have fresh faces and new inspiration at our NoDaRioty meetings,

so please come join

us and help keep NoDa funky.

The next meeting will be February 11th at 6:30pm at Photographic Elegance (3550 N Davidson Ave).

See you there!

Hart Witzen Gallery

Hart Witzen is now accepting submissions for SHOWDOWN, a visual arts group exhibit and competition on March 7, 2015.

*Deadline for submissions is February 7, 2015.  Artists selected to participate will be notified via e mail by February 10, 2015.

*All artists are welcome to apply: paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media.  Work does not have to be for sale.  Artists may submit original, recent (within 2 years) work for consideration.

*Submit up to 3 images by February 7, 2015 via e-mail to with SHOWDOWN in the subject line.  Please include your full name, address, email, website, and a brief description of each piece, including size, materials and techniques used.

*There is no submission fee. However, artists selected to participate will contribute a fee of $75 (fees cover promotion, installation, and best in show cash awards of $1500, $500, & $250).

Send any submissions and questions to

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December 2014 UpDates

Hey, kids. The website hasn’t been updated in a while, and NoDaRioty apologizes.

Former leadership stepped down over a year ago, and we’ve been struggling to regain footing. But as of this month, we have a TEAM OF THREE volunteers who are willing to get this thing going again! Big thanks to: Courtney Connelly, Shane McMehan, and Kimberly D’Unger!

We were also able to pull together an ALL ARTS MARKET for the holidays! So please come out and support local artists:

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August Newsletter


All Arts Market

NoDa Roxx is Back!

What a bummer that NoDa Roxx was rained out in July. >:(  But, our tireless volunteers have set up a raindate of September 14th, 2-8 p.m. (If it rains that day, then we have an alternate location at Neighborhood Theatre.)

We felt so bad for all the water-logged vendors at the last event, that we are transferring their registrations automatically.

There are also some spots left, so if anyone else wants to sign up for $10, just sign-up RIGHT HERE.

If you don’t want to vend, just come on out and have some fun! Live Music. Food Trucks. Field Events. Kid-Friendly Activities. Beer Garden. Oh my!

Art On Walls

NoDa’s been mural-happy the past year! NoDaRioty is pleased to announce the newest installation in the works. We have partnered with the Blind Pig to present a historical representation of our unique neighborhood. We love it already and send out much thanks and admiration to artist Rosalia Torres Weiner and crew!

All Arts Market Registration

We’re cutting it close, guys! The next All Arts Market is Friday, August 30th, 6-11 pm at Chop Shop!

…So we need to get some artists registered! Registration opens at 7 am on Thursday, August 15th, on our website.

All booths will be $40. Once again, we do not have a layout finalized for the new location, so booths will be assigned by NoDaRioty volunteers.

Cool new things about this location:

  • We have outdoor live music on the patio! e-s guthrie will be performing.
  • For those vendors who were unable to register inside, you are your own to find a spot, but we welcome you to set up FREE outside in the parking lot or along 35th Street headed to the Market. No registration, first-come, first-served, no guarantees … we don’t control the weather.
  • Parking is free!
  • The floor is flat!
  • There is ample lighting! So no tape on the floors, and don’t bother to bring extension cords. (If you do need an electric outlet, email nodarioty as soon as you register and let us know.)

And… we have a new poster design! Pass it around.

Lancaster County:

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is issuing a Call to Artists for the 2013 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition.  This juried show is open to all Lancaster County artists, high school age and older.  Cash prizes ($25 to $250) are awarded to nine winners, including the People’s Choice Award.  Artists may submit up to two paintings which must be delivered to the LCCA, 201 W Gay Street, August 26-30.  This exhibit will be in the Springs House Galleries during September and October.  The public Opening Reception will be Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 3-5 p.m.
For more information or a registration form, please contact the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 803.285.7451 or

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June Newsletter


Here’s a bunch of places for you to sell what you create!


Street Vending

If interested in being part of the street vending scene in NoDa, please join us for an information workshop. There will be a handful of them this year. The next one is scheduled for June 6, at 6pm, at Smelly Cat Coffeehouse.

Join NoDaRioty

Come hangout with us at our monthly meetings, the last Thursday of every month (This month May 30) at 6:30pm at UpStage. We discuss art and music all over Charlotte and events and projects to host in NoDa. It’s a great way to meet fellow artists and activists alike!

Fringe Festival

is finally coming to the Queen City! Help make it a huge event for the Southeast Arts Scene! All types of artists welcome to plug in. For more information, check out the website and facebook page!

All Arts Market is Back

@ Neighborhood Theatre!

Saturday, June 15, 1-9pm.

The Theatre has been renovated, and we’re excited to see how the changes match up with All Arts Market. There is now one large bar in the center that connects the entrance area with the stage area (and it takes credit cards). And the “balconies” have been removed to open up some more floor space in the main stage room (yay!). Registration will be using the old floor map until we optimize the new layout, so just be aware that you may not get the exact spot you signed up for, though we will try to be as fair as possible if we have to move you.

Registration will be held at 7:00 am on Monday, June 3rd, ONLINE HERE.

Visual Artists:

The Evening Muse would like to introduce new life to our walls while increasing awareness of NoDa-based and regional artists. We also hope to help find great new homes for your work. :)

Joe (owner of the Evening Muse) has committed to updating the gallery space with new lighting, picture rail and a cable hanging system. We expect these changes to be implemented by the end of summer.  We will promote the installations as well as generally increasing awareness of the artists involved and their work via artist receptions, press releases, web presence, etc.

We’re specifically looking for larger-scale work that will look good on the dark walls and that will potentially sell to the patrons who comprise the eclectic demographic of the Muse. We would like to be involved in selecting specific pieces from your body of work that we feel will work well in the space.
If interested, please contact: Lea Pritchard,, 615.854.3426

Amy’s Closet

West Point Shoppes, Denver, NC: The mother of one of our regular All Arts Market artists started a non-profit art consignment boutique in Denver, NC called Amy’s Closet, where all proceeds go to support Amy’s House (a non-profit in Lincoln County that supports, educates and houses women & children victims of domestic violence).

They are renting booth space to artists and craftsmen on a monthly basis starting at $25 for a corner or upper wall space or $40 for a 4×5, and $60 for a 6×5 space.

The boutique keeps 20% of sales for Amy’s House, so artists should adjust pricing accordingly.

For more information, contact Shasta Steele (manager) at 704-483-5515 or 704-447-5115.

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May 3 & 4 NoDa Studio Crawl

Bi-Annual NoDa Studio Crawl

NODA – Charlotte’s lively Arts&Entertainment district, long known as home and birthplace to many thriving arts venues takes the Arts Crawl one step further and brings the public another level of arts exposure. Come and visit over 14 artist studios on this self-guided tour (car or bike are recommended)! See paintings, sculpture, jewelry, metal-work, and live music! Meet the artists on their turf!
Bring your friends! Share our facebook event page!
This event is brought to you by NoDaRioty. Click on the link for a printable 2-page pdf map with detailed location and description of the studio locations: Studio Crawl Map: May 2013

March 2013 Newsletter

NoDaRioty’s All Arts Market has been on hold this year due to the changes in management at the Neighborhood Theatre. But we are working towards our goal of hosting 4 seasonal markets this year.

This spring, All Arts Market will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 3-9pm at a special location: Hart Witzen Gallery, a long-time staple of the NoDa art scene. The site features free parking, flat floors, and great lighting (yay!).

REGISTRATION IS THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013, AT 7:00 AM. Booths are $55 and will be assigned by NoDaRioty, as the floor map has not yet been set. Spots are limited!

All Artists: Lancaster, SC’s 4th Annual Red Rose Festival is now accepting applications for its annual outdoor spring event on Friday, May 17 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Applications for antiques, arts and craft, food, commercial and non-profits are available until the deadline of April 29th. Space is already limited, so get more info and fill out your applications asap! For questions or more information, contact Cherry Doster: or at 803.289.1492.

Photographers: The Lancaster County Council of the Arts seeks entries for a photography exhibit and competition as part of the May 17 & 18  Red Rose Festival. Participants are asked to take a picture of their interpretation of Lancaster – a visual representation of what makes our community special. The contest is open to all ages and participation is free. Three winners will be awarded up to $150, and winning photographs may be incorporated into poster designs for the Red Rose Festival.  Photographs submitted which meet contest requirements will be exhibited at The Springs House Galleries for the months of May and June 2013. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2013. For complete prospectus and application, contact Debbie Jaillette: or 803.285.7457. More information and the application can be found HERE.

A Community Street Soccer Challenge presented by UNC Charlotte Center City

Call to Artists: We have 15 plain white soccer balls that need your artistic touch! This is a first come first serve basis. There is an agreement of commitment and a release & media waiver that must be signed. Deadline for completion is April 23rd. The complete artistic soccer balls will be auctioned off and all proceeds to benefit Urban Ministry Community Works.

To help in this great cause, contact DSJ:!

We’ve got the scoop on a newly developed property on N Davidson that is looking for an arts-based tenant (i.e. not a bar or restaurant). Contact us if interested!
Check out The Art Blab, a creative community from the artist’s perspective?

Charlotte Art League presents

“Spring Into Art”

a Regional Juried Art Competition with $1,000 total in cash and prizes.


  • Entry fee is non-refundable.

  • CAL Members: First two (2) entries $25. Additional entries are $6 each.  (6 entries max.) General membership is $50 a year.

  • Non-Members: First two (2) entries $35. Additional entries are $15 each. (4 entries max.)


  • Entries Accepted: Friday Mar 29, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday Mar 30, 11:00 am-3:00 pm, Sunday March 31, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Showing: Friday, April 5 through Friday, April 26


  • All work must be original and not previously exhibited in a Charlotte Art League judged or juried show.  Only work created in the last three (3) years is eligible. See website for further details.

  • The following will NOT be accepted: wet paint or inks, classroom work, duplicates, giclees or copies. See website for further details.

  • All work must be available for sale. No POR’s (price on request) will be accepted. CAL will retain 25% Commission on all sales from Members, 30% from Non-members.

APPLICATION:  for detailed calendar, entry forms, and labels click HERE.

Johnston YMCA in NoDa is now hosting art classes for artists of all levels: Ceramics, Painting, Print Making, etc. Check out the calendar and get involved!
We didn’t get the info to you in time to beat the deadline, but don’t forget that Kings Drive Art Walk is April 27 & 28.


NoDaRioty meets on the last Thursday of every month at Wine Up (across from Dog Bar) at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. In 2013, we are concentrating on integrating music and performance art with visual art, as well as installing some fun kid-friendly public art pieces in NoDa. What’s better than this?!

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Dec’12 Newsletter: 3 Reminders

A quickie for the new year.

Free All Arts Markets in 2013

Extended deadline: We need your help designing our new poster!

Tap into your creative marketing genius to help re-define All Arts Market next year. We’re willing to make it worth your while.

1st – Free pre-registration for every AAM in 2013!
2nd – Free pre-registration for any (2) AAMs in 2013.
3rd – Free pre-registration for any one AAM in 2013.


  • Email us an 11×17 poster design by midnight JANUARY 15th.
  • You must agree to release your design files to NoDaRioty and Neighborhood Theatre, so we can create posters for the entire year using your template.
  • Yes, you may submit more than one entry.

Winners will be notified by email and announced in the February NoDaRioty newsletter.

Artist Vendors needed for DRUMSTRONG WARM UP

Neighborhood Theatre is looking for artist vendors to participate in a free drumming event called “Drumstrong Warm Up” on Jan 18 (gallery crawl). There are 15-20 available spaces, and NT is looking for artists that “flow” with the event in some way.  The booths are $20 per spot.

If anyone is interested, contact ASAP. Sending a jpg of your work and a brief explanation of why your work would fit with this drumming event is appreciated. Booths will be awarded at the discretion of Neighborhood Theatre.

NoDaRioty Committee – new leadership, new meetings

“NoDaRitoy is keeping the arts in NoDa.” If this is something you are interested in, please come out and talk with us! We meet monthly at the Wine Up (3306 N Davidson St, 2nd floor) at 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

For 2013, we are shifting our focus to more actively feature local music in addition to visual art. Everyone – artists and non-artists/NoDa and non-NoDa – is welcome.

Next meeting is January 31st.

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November Newsletter

Win a year of free All Arts Market registration! Vend at Queen City Beer Fest! Join us for Thunder Road Marathon festivities! View this email in your browser

Free All Arts Markets in 2013

We need your help designing our new poster!

Tap into your creative marketing genius to help re-define All Arts Market next year. We’re willing to make it worth your while.


1st – Free pre-registration for every AAM in 2013!

2nd – Free pre-registration for any (2) AAMs in 2013.

3rd – Free pre-registration for any one AAM in 2013.


*Email us an 11×17 poster design by midnight Dec. 15.

*You must agree to release your design files to NoDaRioty and Neighborhood Theatre, so we can create posters for the entire year using your template.

*Yes, you may submit more than one entry.

Winners will be notified by email and announced in the January NoDaRioty newsletter.

Queen City Brew Fest Vendors

Be a part of Charlotte’s craft beer scene by vending at this exclusively-local beer festival on February 4, 2012, at Neighborhood Theatre. The producers of the event are looking for 4-8 artists to feature to make this event especially “NoDa.”NoDaRioty is partnering with QCBF to find the handful of artists that will make a perfect match. Applications must be received no later than midnight, December 15, 2011, and selections will be announced in early January. If selected, artists will pay a $15 fee to to cover expenses for tables.

To be considered, please send an email with the following information:

1) no more than two jpgs of samples of work you would be displaying,

2) a brief statement (2-4 sentences please) describing your work and how it would fit with this event

3) the price range of your pieces

4) your website, if any

Registration: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 7 a.m.
2013 AAM Dates TBA
Come out for the Art Crawl on November 16th and put your mark on 35th Street to prepare for Thunder Road Marathon the next morning! Chalk will be provided. ALL ARE WELCOME.

Check out what else local artists are doing in CLT.

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October Newsletter

Art Market, Craft Fair, Chalk Day, Halloween, and Job Opps … oh my! Is this email not displaying correctly?
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October All Arts Market:

Get it while it’s hot! Vendor Registration opens Monday morning, October 1st, at 7:00 a.m. for the 2nd to last All Arts Market of the year.

Register at our website

Fall NoDa Studio Tour:

Come on out and support your local artists, October 5 & 6.


Volunteers Wanted: Children’s Halloween Crafts

As a returning feature of NoDaWeen, KiDaWEEN (Saturday, 10/27, noon-3pm) is back and badder than ever! We’ve got lots planned already: games, facepainting, music, inflatable rides, etc. for kids 12 and under.

We wanted to reach out to the artist community for volunteers who would like to lead a craft event (think glittery spider webs or construction paper jack-o-lanters) or another kid-friendly activity.  Organizations are encouraged to create an event as an in-kind sponsor.  Individual artists may ask NoDaRioty to fund materials. Please contact Lauren ( for more details.

Chalk Art Day:

Every year, Thunder Road Marathon runs through NoDa, and the neighborhood views for the coveted “Most Spirited Neighborhood” Award as we cheer on the runners.  This year, we’d like to put the “Art Stamp” on our festivities by inviting EVERYONE (children, artists, & horrible drawers) to come out the night before (or the early morning of) to create a chalk-art path down that extends all the way down 35th Street.  Free chalk will be provided. Please remember to exercise caution and yield to all cars, as this is an at-your-own-risk event!!

Marathon: November 17th

Chalk available: at 35th & Davidson from Friday, 11/16, 9pm – Saturday, 11/17, 8am

(If you would like to lead a group, please email us to let us know, and we will arrange to get street chalk to you directly.)

Art Instructors: Job Opp. in Cornelius

The Town of Cornelius PARC Department is recruiting new art instructors beginning with the 2013 summer session at The Cornelius Arts Center. We have programming in all types of media and work with people of all ages. An informational Open House will be held on October 23, 2012 at 6:30pm at the Cornelius Art Center, 19725 Oak St. Unit 1. The positions available (but not limited to):

  • Youth and Teen Art Instructors to teach art camps at various times of the day. Camps are 5 days long and go for 2-3 hours per day. Ideal candidates are those who love working with children and have knowledge of many mediums. Teaching experience desired but not required.
  • Adult Art Instructors that have knowledge of a specific medium, basic or unique. Adult classes are provided at various times of the day and into the evening. Sessions are 4 or 8 weeks in length. Teaching experience preferred but is negotiable.

To RSVP for the open house or for questions about instructor positions, please contact Olivia Smallwood at or 704-892-6031 ext. 166.


Oct. 1: Registration for August AAM opens 7am (online)

Oct. 4: NoDaRioty Commitee Meeting (7pm @Wine Up)

Oct. 5: NoDa Studio Tour 6-10pm (see map on website)

Oct. 6: NoDa Studio Tour 10am-2pm (see map on website)

Oct. 19: All Arts Market 6pm (@Nbhd Theatre)

Oct. 23: Cornelius PARC open house (6:30pm @Cornelius Art Cente)

Oct. 27: NoDaWEEN and NoDa’s Ghosts & Legends walking tour

Nov. 12: Registration for December AAM opens 7 am (online)

Nov. 16: Chalk Art Day (35th Street)

Nov. 17: Crown Town Craft Fair (see below)

Dec. 7&8: All Arts Market (2-Day Holiday Edition)

11/17 Craft Fair Call to Artists. for more info.

Street Vending Info HERE

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