Known as the Queen City, Charlotte, N.C., has a robust art culture bursting as its seams — including an art scene for budding artists. Not only do developing artists have numerous venues for displaying their works for passersby, such as Anne Neilson Fine Art which hosts various artists and exhibitions or the non-profit visual arts organization Charlotte Art League, but the city thrives on arts of various sorts. This type of wide-ranging art experience is precisely what fine arts appreciator and benefactor Baryn Futa regularly seeks and helps develop.

Futa, as an individual who immensely appreciates the vein of art running deep within human society, knows what cities such as Charlotte can offer artists from all genres and from all levels of talent. From N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts where countless shows straight from Broadway’s stages arrive to the south — in addition to ballet, opera and more — to the Charlotte Wharton Studio that displays oils and pastels, there is some piece of art to be discovered by all. Futa hopes to support these works so all lovers of all types of artistic interpretations can find the niche they most appreciate in their own backyards.

Charlotte is also home to a variety of museums celebrating the city’s spirit and pieces of southern history, including the Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Levine Museum of the New South.