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Artist Spotlight

A peek inside the minds of our community’s creatives.

November 27, 2019

Painting The Town! The Story of Four Local Artists’ Vision for OTC’s Cosmic Mural

OTC caught up with the four artists responsible for the new cosmic mural that captures the imagination with a flow of color and continuity that expresses a universal theme while lending an artistic vibrancy to the area and an exclamation point of sorts to the burgeoning Cornelius art scene.
November 15, 2019

Myrüka Chocolate Is the Sweetest Example of Veteran Entrepreneurship in Our Community

With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, we here at OTC wanted to take a moment to highlight one of the hard-working veteran entrepreneurs right here in our community, Eric Rice from Myrüka Chocolate.
July 21, 2019

Event Spotlight: A Window into the Minds of Children of War

This fundraiser and art show raised funds to benefit the Peace House Academy students in Afghanistan. The art for sale featured pieces from the students themselves.
July 15, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Franklin Kernes

Franklin Kernes is an up and coming modern artist with graphic design roots and a passion for his family and community. His love for his wife and daughter set him apart, and motivate him to keep creating. Because he is an essential member of the Cornelius Arts Scene, we set out to get to know him a bit better through an interview. Let's see what he had to say!
June 28, 2019

Dog Days of Summer: A Street Food Review

In honor of 4th of July festivities which are quickly approaching, we set out to get the scoop behind two of the people serving up an All American classic to the people of Cornelius, hot dog vendors Mary of Zima’s Steamin’ Dogs and Brandon of B’s Grill! Taking turns occupying Catawba Avenue, you can be sure to find a hot dog cart in the heart of Old Town Cornelius at any time of the week from Zima’s Steamin’ Dogs or B’s Grill.
May 9, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Thimsy Whimsy

2nd Friday SpotlightThimsy Whimsy // Katherine Perry | Illustrator We are so excited that summer is in the air here in Old Town Cornelius because that […]
March 27, 2019

Show some love for the “Music Lover”

Gibson, better known as David "Musiclover" Gibson has been an an instrumental (literally!) part of the OTC community and needs our support while going through some recently diagnosed medical issues.
January 9, 2019

Painting the Picture: Business Spotlight: SpeedPro Imaging

Framework They say that art is in the eye of the beholder, but the integrity of a true piece of art begins long before it’s creation. […]
October 7, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Jonny Stapes

Jonny Stapes is a local sensation in the realm of Hip Hop, and ready to take his performance to the next level at the Urban Art […]
February 7, 2018

Local Artists to take the stage for Black History Month in OTC

Our area is saturated with talent and as we celebrate Black History Month, we will be highlighting some African American Artists that are making waves in […]