A local venue is striving to help Charlotte grow in the arts by supporting culture, art and, perhaps most importantly, creative expression by way of Dupp & Swat, a creative studio where local artist have an opportunity to “display and sell artwork, clothing designs and other creative products.” The venue also serves as a space for “photoshoots, rehearsals, auditions, booksignings and parties.”
The original Dupp & Swat studio was located in NoDa, but the sibling owners recently moved their creative space to 2521 The Plaza.
In addition to running this creative studio, the owners also operate a non-profit organization called CrownKeepers, whose mission is to provide “hands-on training, as well as art and trade-based education to those lacking creative an entrepreneurial opportunities.” CrownKeepers hosts programs in local middle and high schools providing students with an opportunity to discuss and exhibit their artistic capabilities.
The sibling duo also recently was part of an open house at the Boileryard at Camp North End, one of the biggest mixed-use redevelopment projects to hit Charlotte in a long time. The Boileryard will showcase their “concept location” where there will be a collaboration with individual artists or nonprofit groups to “redesign the venue with a different theme every six months.”
The goal of Dupp & Swat, as well as of the owners’ other ventures, is to really elevate the art and culture scene in Charlotte while also creating a creative outlet for locals to take advantage of. For more information on Dupp & Swat and the owners behind it, be sure to read the full article at CharlotteObserver.com.