About Us

SouthEnd ARTS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity dedicated to building community by:

  • curating meaningful, monthly two-night juried art exhibitions for local artists and residents.
  • Raising community consciousness about local history/cultures/opportunity/heritage with a monthly Social Justice Speaker/Performance Series

Our Mission

Creating equity art exhibition space, building cultural bridges, empowering artists and their communities in South End, Charlotte, NC.

Meet Our Board and Advisors

K. Liles

Founder, Board President & Executive Director.

Indiana University School of Dentistry. AS, BS Public Health. State/National professional leadership.
Professional exhibiting artist, Former studio renter: Charlotte Art League. Studied under Andy Braitman, Susan Matthews, Anne Harkness. Social Justice Warrior since 1972. Committed to ARTS Equity and creating dialog between cultural communities.

Natalie LLOYD

Director, Treasurer

Senior Assurance Associate at GreerWalker LLP. BS/Masters of Accountancy, UNCW. Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, NonProfit Board of Directors experience.

Tina ruark-Baker


Vice President of Strategic Staffing at The Forum Group – NYC & NC
Marketing/Social Media.

Nikki Eason


MS, Sports Psychology. SEA Opening Night Host. Inspirational Performance Artist. Creator & producer of daily blog: Mogul Moments. CREATIVE MORNINGS, CLT Founders Matt Olin/Tim Miner identify Nikki as their “Creative Correspondent”.

Jerry Mcquay


Professional Exhibiting Artist in restaurants around town, Former Studio and Leadership at Charlotte Art League, Commercial Sign Designer and Painter, Co-Facilitator-Separation and divorce recovery support group