These are the creatives that are making VAPA an amazing community of artists, and are the reason we exist.

The main floor houses our Exhibition, Performance, and Event spaces.
The upper level consists of Artists Studios, Classrooms, Darkrooms, Workrooms, and Offices.
The lower level has Artist Studios, Classrooms, Photography Studios, a Dance Studio, and a Gym.



All artist studios are open for visitors during established business hours and via direct appointment with each artist.
Please visit our events page for more opportunities to interact with our creatives, visual and performing.
If would like to join our community of artists, submit your application today!


MAIN Floor Creatives

Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery
Ani Todd
Barrington Steed
Edwin Gil
Indrani Gall
John Miles
Mason Olonade
Jamil Dyair Steele
Jon Strayhorn
Joanne Rogers

Obra Collective Gallery
Samantha Cetina
Grindhaus Studios
Charlotte’s Off Broadway
The Pauline Tea Bar Apothecary
Levine Museum Of The New South
Arthur Rogers – Exec. Director, VAPA Center
The Light Factory Classrooms/Gallery
Charlotte Comedy Theatre
The Arts Empowerment Project
Dweh Brown – Homebase Films
Lane Morris
Joanna Gerdy

Ali Steele
Mikel Frank
Jessica Moseman
Arsena Todd – Dear Soul
Tina Alberni
Jojo Colquitt
Kristi White
Demara Smith
Thomas Whichard
Micaila Ayorinde Thomas (Ayo) – Innertainment Consulting
Diana Davis – CLT Entertainment Network


9.18.9 Classrooms
Abel Jackson
Barbara Ellis
Brenda Pinkston
Crystal Pinkston
Carmello Smith
Cat Babbie
Curt Keyz
Dionna Bright Photography
DJ Boyd Productions
Elizabeth Palmisano
Esther Barragan
Eva Crawford
Gloria Zavaleta

Janelle Jarvis
JazzArts Charlotte
Jeff Cravotta
Jerome Ewing
John Carothers
LatinX POV
Levine Museum Of The New South – Offices
Leigh Williams
Lisa Howell
Lynette Matusik
Maritza Martinez
Molly Partyka
Myloan Dinh
Nancy Albert

Nolimit Larry
Obra Collective
Osiris Rain
Pam Imhoff
Penny Oliver
Princess Cureton
The Arts Empowerment Project
The Light Factory Darkrooms
Teresa Hall
Til Schmidt
Tony Witherspoon
Trey Kelly


Aaron Johnson
Allison Miller
Arthur Brouthers
Bree Stallings
Bryan Wilson
Carolyn DeMeritt
Chalice Meikel – Unorthodox Studios
Chantel Kennedy
Chris Delange
Cordelia Williams
Eboné Lockett
Ernesto Moreno
Eternity Philops
Fiesta Patrias

Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte
Holly Spruck
J. Stacey Utley
Jamar Caldwell – Blue Sol
John Nickerson
Jonathan Apgar
Judah Tucker
Keisha Bridgeman – SOCA Fit USA
Ken Knudtsen
Kevin Harris
La’Porcha Smith
LaTonya Johnson
Laurie Smithwick
Lo’Vonia Parks
Mark Doepker
Mary Tuma
Mert Jones
Michael Maxwell
Michael ONeill

Nancy Sauser
Niche Faulkner
Nichole Nicolas
Profile Building Services
Queen Pope – 7th Dream Sounds
Rebecca Lipps
Rick Pryll
Saundra Thomas
Sunya Folayan
Tajmah Allison
Toi Johnson
Tonia Geter
The Movement Arts Project
Will White
The Underground
Upcycle Arts
Vision Elite Royalty Dance