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๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒŸ Sparking Creativity and Connection

Contributor: Jamie Richardson


Fulltime Funkytown (FTFT) seeks to inspire and empower local artists by providing them with platforms to showcase their work and collaborate with other creative individuals.

The Concord nonprofit organization was founded by three individuals (David Cornelius, Doyle Bussey, and Katelyn Cornelius) who saw a need for more support for local artists. Their mission is to energize the art culture in and by our community.

๐ŸŽจ They host regular art shows and events, giving local artists the opportunity to display their creations and connect with other members of the community. They also offer monthly sketch clubs, as well as creative meet-up events, for hands-on experiences and networking with other creatives.

Promoting Local Artists ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

Last year, FTFT organized the 2022 โ€œSculpture Show,โ€ a year-long display of 14 sculptures from local and regional artists, which were displayed all around Historic Concord.

(Credit: โ€“ Image 1: โ€œGenesisโ€ by Wayne Vaughn. Image 2: โ€œArtefact Iโ€ by J. Burger)

(Credit: โ€“ Image 1: โ€œBookMarkโ€ by TuxedoKat. Image 2: โ€œARCโ€ by Ron Petersen)

โœจ The sculpture โ€œARCโ€ by Ron Petersen is still on display at Cabarrus Brewing Company.

โœจ โ€œBookmark,โ€ created by FTFT founder Kat Cornelius aka TuxedoKat, is now a permanent piece of public art. It is displayed at and sponsored by Southern Strain Brewing Company.

Visit this link to see all the sculptures from the 2022 show!

Opportunities for All Ages

Fulltime Funkytown offers lots of opportunities including one with Chef Bob VanAtta from Table 11. They are collaborating to offer Kids Cooking Camps this summer.

๐Ÿณ Kids will be immersed in Chef Bobโ€™s hands-on cooking experience, learning basic and intermediate cooking techniques, basic knife skills, culinary math, and working as a team.

(Chef Bob VanAtta. Credit:

Looking for an Instagram-worthy photo op?! Fulltime Funkytown has a mural called “Stay Funky” located at 380 McGill Ave. in Concord next to Carbon Compass Beauty Bar. The muralโ€™s purpose is to grab attention with saturated colors, simple line shapes, and a catchphrase guaranteed to inspire influential photoshoots.

Fulltime Funkytown is a truly inspiring organization that is making a difference in the lives of artists and community members alike. By promoting creativity and self-expression, they are helping to build a more vibrant and connected community.

If you are a local artist or simply someone who is passionate about the arts, visit their website and see how you can get involved. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


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