Past Recipients

Art Share partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte beginning in 2019 to offer original commissioned pieces of art for Habitat homeowners. Habitat homeowners were selected through a lottery, ensuring each owner had an equal opportunity to participate in the program. Three homeowners were selected to participate and each received a custom piece of artwork designed and created for their home.

Artists donate time, materials and resources to create customized, commissioned paintings for Habitat homeowners. The Art Share artist met with each homeowner to their personal stories, size and type of painting, along with delivery timing. The delivery of the Art Share art is always a special time where the recipient and artist can enjoy the results of their collaboration.

After pausing the Art Share collaboration with Habitat during COVID, the program has relaunched with the support of Myers Park United Methodist Church. This new program will deliver original works of art for new homeowners in the Meadows at Plato Price, the home to 39 new Habitat homes currently under construction. If you are an artist who is interested in participating in this program please email Taylor Pride-Barefoot or complete the artist application found HERE

The Housing Authority of The City of Charlotte, now Inlivian, was established by the North Carolina Secretary of State in 1939 to ensure affordable, safe, decent housing; and create opportunities for residents’ self-sufficiency and economic independence in Charlotte.

One of Inlivian’s partner agencies is The Carole Hoefener Community Center in uptown Charlotte. This community center named after, Carole Hoefener Carriker, a long time Charlotte volunteer and former Board Chair of the Charlotte Housing Authority, provides a variety of after school and enrichment programs for children and families. In 2021, they partnered with Art Share to create a Charlotte cityscape for their lobby, celebrating their role in bringing community together and making Charlotte a vibrant, inclusive city.

Roof Above believes that home is critical to provide safety, stability, and dignity in people’s lives. Born out of a merger of Urban Ministry Center and Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, Roof Above serves 1,200 people in the Charlotte community – half through their homeless services, and half are formerly homeless served through housing programs.

One such housing program is The Rise on Clanton. This hotel was converted to 88 studio apartments for individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness. While The Rise was still under construction, Art Share partnered with Roof Above Vice President, Gena Robinson, to create a large 48×60” oil painting of the Charlotte skyline for the one shared common spaces for residents to enjoy.