Support Charlotte Pride’s final move-in to its new offices!

The Charlotte Pride Executive Committee is finally wrapping up several weeks worth of renovations and upfits to its new office space in Plaza Midwood. All told, our volunteers have spent hundreds of combined hours in people power helping to clean, paint and put together furniture. Thanks to everyone who pitched in with a paintbrush, a caulking gun or a hammer or screwdriver!

The new Charlotte Pride office is almost complete, and we’re ready now to give you a small sneak peek into the work.

But your support — in the form of a donation or donated furniture from our final wish list — could help us move closer to our opening goals. Be sure to click here and take a look at some of the items on our furniture wish list (PDF). We’ve already secured some items, but donations to cover the costs or purchase additional furniture items are certainly needed to complete our move in!


Learn more about the space…

LOUNGE

A work in progress — pictured here, the Charlotte Pride office’s lounge space featuring local artist Edwin Gil’s “Face of Pride” mural.

For the first time, Charlotte Pride’s new offices will offer board members and volunteers a secure, easily-accessible location in which to tackle the hours, weeks and months worth of work it takes to present each year’s annual festival and parade, in addition to all the great programs and projects coming your way in 2015.

The new facility includes approximately 2,100 square feet of office, meeting and conference, lounge and storage space, located on the second floor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1900 The Plaza.

Here’s a bit more below on our new space, which we hope to open up to use by community partners and other groups once we’re all settled in. We’ll also be hosting a community open house soon. Stay tuned for the date!

Office and working space

The new space offers two offices for board members and volunteers — an executive office for our co-directors and board officers, as well as a committee workspace with shared workstations and a small meeting table.

Meeting and conference rooms

Two conference rooms — one seating up to 14 people and the other up to 10 people, both with room for seated guests along the walls — will also offer amenities for presentations.

Lounge and meeting space

A large casual lounge will offer Charlotte Pride volunteers, visitors and community members a comfortable place to hang out in between tasks, or a more familiar and intimate space in which to hold meetings or events. The lounge also features a permanent display of local artist Edwin Gil’s large-scale “Face of Pride” mural, made possible by the Arts & Science Council, compiled of glass tiles featuring thousands of thumbprints collected at the 2014 Charlotte Pride Festival.

More amenities

The space also comes with a small kitchen and several storage areas, eliminating Charlotte Pride’s need for a rented storage unit and keeping all our materials and resources in one easy-to-access, convenient location. Additionally, a single office (approximately 150 square feet) will be available for rent to a community group. For more information on leasing the space, email richard@charlottepride.org.

See our full press release on the new space.


PHOTOS: BEFORE

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PHOTOS: ‘ALMOST AFTER’

We’ve gotten a lot done. Most of the painting done and some furniture put together. Excuse some of our mess in the photos. We’re not quite done yet. And don’t forget… you can help us finish our move in by making a donation today or perusing our wish listClick a thumbnail to open a photo gallery.