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Last year's AWAKENING V: KING TIDE brought together over 40 artists and collaborators to create 9 public artworks.

AWAKENING: MOTION, the 6th annual series to celebrate dignity through mobility, will bring more artists and events together than ever before - stay tuned for an announcement of the full event calendar on Friday, April 6.   

Below is a look into some of the amazing projects + people that are creating AWAKENING: MOTION and help make Charleston, SC a beautiful place to be.
The Upper Peninsula Community Council, made up of representatives from non-profits, neighborhood association presidents, small business owners, religious leaders, and artists have met monthly over the last six months to work on a map that highlights historic sites, community resources, and areas of interest. 

Created by a group of stakeholders in the Upper Peninsula, this map will be for everyone that lives, works, or visits the area to use to become better connected. Empowering those in the Upper Peninsula is important to preserving culture, history, and control in an area that is rapidly changing. 
As a Charleston based artist, designer, creative consultant and DJ known as Sista Misses, Samira Miche’ is truly a creative force. In 2013, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree from the Art Institute of Charleston. Her creative status serves over a 7+ year span as a graphic designer/creative director - co founding Charleston based urban collective Ill Vibe The Tribe.  Her influential visual and music style are often intertwined in her creative process. Samira is passionate about "the bigger picture" and reframing platforms that creatively identifies areas of improvement. Yet her curatorial outreach and influence among art and music she has emerged as “a young tastemaker”. Away from her own projects, she regularly commits to collaborating with established and emerging brands as a Creative Consultant. Samira shows no signs of slowing down as her brand continues to expand.
Susan Gregory’s XYLO-PLAY installation with North Central neighbors Ben Gibbins, Patrick Marzett and Tracey Pickard. An interactive sculpture, the playful piece invites passerbys to play music in motion.

A native of South Carolina, Susan moved to the North Carolina mountains after college in 1997. There she fell for clay with a turn at a friend’s wheel. After receiving her B.F.A in Ceramics and Painting at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC(2000), Susan became a member of cone 10 studios(SC) in 2003.

In 2005, she became an owning partner of cone 10 studios, where she continues to maintain her studio and share in this clay community. Susan also serves as a hands-on, creative board member of Enough Pie.

Upper King Street is the focus of our artistic crosswalk series with Charleston Moves. With 14 creative crosswalks designed by 5 local artists, we seek to link people on foot with restaurants, schools, neighborhoods, shops, greenspaces, religious institutions, a library, bicycle and mass transit infrastructure, and a grocery store.

One of the 5 artists working on the crosswalks is a powerful local collective called IllVibe The Tribe (Samira Owens, Asiah Mae, & Sabrina Hyman).  They are a cultural hub and artist collective composed of multi-medium creatives celebrating innovation and indie culture. Based in Charleston, SC, IllVibe increases visibility for local and underground artists through weekly posts, monthly mixes, curated visuals, live events, community involvement, and a variety of art related platforms.

The Upper Peninsula is in desperate need of bus stops that are complete, hospitable, and safe.  A coalition of local architects and artists will design and construct creative, functional bus stops that are comfortable to sit at and protect riders from the elements. Want to build with us? Email to join a crew, or register for the RAMMED EARTH BUS BUILD on Saturday, April 28 with April and her team.

April Magill of Root Down Designs is leading a rammed-earth course at GrowFood Carolina to construct a fully functional bus stop.  Root Down Designs is a full-service architectural firm specializing in highly sustainable and low-carbon building solutions.  Our clients range from off-grid homeowners to commercial businesses.

INTRODUCING OUR OFFICIAL MOTION POSTER IMAGE, a digital collage from a community photoshoot at REDUX by Afrofuturist artist Dogon Krigga.

Dogon Krigga began making digital art with a distinct purpose. As a self-trained artist raised and operating in Columbia, SC, Dogon set out to provide unique and original designs for independent businesses and recording artists.

Seeking an outlet to further express their ideas, Dogon launched their fine art career in 2012. The visionary aspect of their creations are an amalgamation of culture and esoteric reference through Afrofuturism, with digital and cut and paste collage as a medium. They utilize their particular sense of synesthesia to transmute sound into an image that invokes a sense of wonder and reflection on the human being’s cosmic, aboriginal, and omni-dimensional nature. Raising black vibrations through visual art is the purpose.

Thank you to everyone that has donated to our crowdfunding campaign at! We are so close to hitting $5000, at which time an amazing donor has offered to match up to $5000. 

Our total goal is $15,000. Please help us reach our goal and make these amazing community projects happen.

Heather Barrie, Charlotte Caldwell, Mary Culver, Sharah & Bret Davis, Jill Degroff, Julia Eichelberger, Leize Gaillard, Timnah Geller, Andy Gowder, Susan Gregory, Kay Haun, George Hill, Stephen Hoffius, Linda Hyland, Catherine Johnson, Ted Keller, John Kenney, Edmund Major, Isaac Morton, Kate Nevin, The Singletarys
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