Charlotte Viewpoint produces the region’s premier web-based magazine about arts and culture in the Charlotte region. We provides arts and culture coverage for a smart and creative world. Our website includes editorials, interviews, essays, reviews, fiction, poetry, photography, video and visual art.
Our story began in the fall of 2003 when Mark Peres, a resident of Charlotte, recognized a deire among many for informed and smart discussion about art, culture and civic life. A life-long love of writing and fascination with cityscapes and new media sparked an idea. Mark launched Charlotte Viewpoint to showcase the talent of everyday citizens and to introduce new voices to the conversation about the growth and future of the city.
From the beginning, Charlotte Viewpoint sought to establish itself as an independent, innovative voice. We were fortunate to attract a great team, and to seize – just at the right time – the intersection of the digital age and citizen participation. We showcased editorial contributions from the region’s leading citizens, and quickly gained an audience solely by word of mouth.
The mission of Charlotte Viewpoint is to publish civic and cultural commentary and program events about Charlotte for engaged citizens to nurture creative capital, elevate civic discourse and promote intellectual and artistic excellence in the Charlotte region.
Charlotte Viewpoint is a 501(c)3 non profit charitable organization. Our business model is based on contributions from forward-thinking individuals and business sponsors, grants from agencies and foundations, and earned income from workshops and consultation.