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Creative Connector and Catalyst

Makayla Binter is a creator, collaborator, and catalyst based out of Charlotte, NC. Originally from Upstate New York, she moved to NC to get her degree in Biology and Studio Art at Davidson College. Upon graduating in 2020, she completed murals for the Placemaking Artists program with the City of Charlotte and the letter "V" in the Spartanburg, SC Black Lives Matter Mural.


As a collaborator, facilitator, and project developer, she has engaged communities from Davidson College to the Historic West End through art to reclaim space and facilitate difficult conversations. Since 2020, Makayla has participated in The Emerging City Champions program funded by 880 Cities and The Knights Foundation, the Davidson Hearst Teaching Fellowship with Charlotte Country Day, and the Charlotte Equity Fellowship through CREED. In August of 2022, she graduated with her Master’s Degree in Urban Design from UNC Charlotte and has collaborated with organizations like Converse, The Carolina Panthers, The Charlotte Hornets, Urban Outfitters, Champion, Sierra Nevada, TD Bank, and Nike. She works as the Creative Catalyst for a local 501c3 non-profit organization, Charlotte Is Creative.

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