Drop Into The Drop!


Thursday, Jan. 11  from 6 to 9 p.m.
Divine Barrel Brewing
Community Partner: Cine Casual
Artists: Madelyn Hernandez and Irisol Gonzalez

Supported by the North Carolina Arts Council with a Spark the Arts grant, The Drop is Charlotte Is Creative’s new cultural meet-up series centered on the commissioning and revelation of a brand-new, community-conscious mural created by diverse, Charlotte-based artists each quarter.

In collaboration with community partners and in partnership with Divine Barrel Brewing, each mural hangs in the brewery for three months and is then emblazoned on Divine Barrel beer cans distributed across the Carolinas. Hence, The Drop combines artist compensation with innovative exposure to lift up emerging artists.

Each quarter’s convening of The Drop features live music, creative networking and conversations with the artists. Sitting at the intersection of a number of distinct neighborhoods in fast-growing Charlotte – Belmont, NoDa, Villa Heights, and East Charlotte – Divine Barrel is a place where diverse communities can come together around the power of art, opening the door for powerful sharing of unique perspectives, experiences and stories from varying parts of the Queen City.


The DROP Series Vol. 1
Mural Title: “Going Together”
Revealed: November 2022
Community Partner: #BeattiesFordStrong
Artists: Ricky SinghTy McBride and Danyelle Ray

The DROP Series Vol. 2
Mural Title: “Celebrating Friends”
Revealed: March 2023
Community Partner: Namaste Artists CLT
Artists: 14 artists under the direction of Shefalee Patel

  • Anuja Jain – @mandalasbyanuja
  • Vidya Hari – @vidyasinsta
  • Harvi Panchal – @kalharvi
  • Anand Wakankar – @anandwakankar
  • Jagu Patel – @Jagus_art
  • Ruchi Singhal – @rtist.attic
  • Simriti Suri @simritistudio
  • Niketa Mittal – @mits360
  • Siji Sabeer – @cgshennaart
  • Rashmi Kashyap – @rashk1980
  • Jyothi Bharath – @framed_by_jyothi
  • Aparna Padhye – @artsiconcepts
  • Rupam Varma – @rupam_varma
  • Bhavna Mistry – @ambecreations

The DROP Series Vol. 3

Mural Title: “Pride Fusion”
Revealed: June 2023
Community Partner: Charlotte Pride
Artists: Dyair and LaTroy Hampton

The DROP Series Vol. 4
Mural Title: “You’re Everything I Need”
Revealed: September 2023
Community Partner: BLKMRKTCLT
Artists: Carla Aaron-LopezSir WillDammit Wesley & Garrison Gist



This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The Spark the Arts grant promotes audience inclusion and reengagement in the arts.