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Second Annual Charlotte Coloring Book to Support Artists and Journalism

Arts and journalism go hand in hand in your hands with this annual project

In the midst of the pandemic last year, we published a coloring book, allowing you to put the finishing touches on sketches contributed by local artists, as a fundraising effort to support both local journalism and independent artists, as 50% of the profits from the book went back into their pockets.

We are back one year later with the second volume of the Charlotte Coloring Book!

The local art scene was suffering financially well before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and monetary relief efforts have been at the forefront of many public pushes to fund local arts including a vote to increase Mecklenburg County sales tax a quarter percent in November 2019, and more recent conversations around arts funding from the city.

This is our annual effort to support local artists in a way that fun is for our readers, too. We aren’t making anybody rich off of this product, but we are helping get the word out about the people that make our city beautiful while paying them at the same time.

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Charlotte Coloring Book, Volume II (Illustration by Alexandria Shae)

Keep yourself entertained with nearly 30 different pages of coloring fun, all while supporting local arts and journalism. Many local artists have contributed a wonderful mix of illustrations including;

Alexandria Shae, Andrew Winkenwerder, Ben Verner, Brandon Johnson, Bree Stallings, Catherine Courtlandt, Claire Geary, Cynthia Allison, Elizabeth Palmisano, Glenn Urieta, Hayley Moran, Jason Waters, Jordan McLaughlin, Josh Henderson, Joshua Chapman, Katrina Sanchez Standfield, Kiley Davis, Kristhel Torre, Lauren Lowe, Lo’Vonia Parks, Makayla Binter, Mark Doepker, Michelle Gregory, MyLoan Dinh, Rebecca Lipps, and Stencil Spray.

Place your order now and have a copy of the book shipped to you or purchase as a gift for a loved one. Each order comes with a complimentary PDF version that you can download and print out at home.

This project will continue as an annual special publication series from us at Queen City Nerve. Each year we will release a new volume of the coloring book for sale to support local artists.

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Place an order here


Although funds from this book are dispersed among contributing artists, purchases are not tax-deductible.

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