Arts Open House

                      Arts Open House Join us at the new Art on S. Tryon for an Arts Open... read more

Friends of UMAR

You can RSVP now! Want to RSVP? Email! Charlotte 23rd Annual Friends of UMAR Luncheon Providence United Methodist Church 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC Tuesday, April 25th 12:15 - 1:15 Greensboro 3rd Annual Friends of UMAR Luncheon Thursday, May 4, 2017 Christ United Methodist Church 410 North Holden Road, Greensboro 12:00 -... read more

Vote for UMAR!

Want to support UMAR today? Vote for UMAR to win the $1,000 SEED20 Community Vote Award! You can vote once a day. Share with your friends! We timed it. It took just 15.2 seconds to vote! Need a little help remembering to vote every day? Set a reminder in your phone to support UMAR in the SEED20 Charlotte Community Vote!... read more

A Valentine’s Gift that Gives Twice!

Make a gift to UMAR in honor of someone special! Show your support of UMAR by making a gift in honor of someone special, and we will send them a sweet virtual Valentine. To send your Love Rocks Valentine message, give online by Sunday, February 12th at 11:59pm and leave a comment with the name and email address of your desired recipient. You can also include a short personalized message (1-2 sentences). All Valentine messages will be sent by email on Tuesday, February 14th. Donate for your Virtual... read more

Poinsettia Sale

Making your holiday lists? Poinsettias are perfect gifts and decorations for the holiday season. Be ready for your family, friends, neighbors and church! Order your poinsettias by Friday, November 25th! Select Your Poinsettias: Single poinsettias are $10 each. Cases of 10 are $85. All poinsettias are in 6″, round pots. Images courtesy of Powell Gardens’ Blog. Red, White, Glitter (Red/White Blend) How to order: Pay Online Click here to pay for your order. Use the comment section to share the number and color of poinsettias you wish to order.   Pay By Mail Complete this form and mail in with checks and/or credit card information. How to pick up: Pick up on Friday, December 2nd from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall at Myers Park United Methodist Church: 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte,... read more

UMAR Arts Holiday Sale

Ready to think about your holiday shopping? Pencil us in! The UMAR Arts Holiday Sale is on Friday, November 18th from 10am-1pm at Myers Park United Methodist Church! Unique handmade canvasses, pottery, plants, quilts, jewelry, scarves and more will all be on sale. We hope to see you there! Art by Jack... read more

We’ve Moved!

UMAR’s Central Office has moved! Our new address is 5350 77 Center Drive, Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28217. UMAR’s phone numbers are all still the same, and our mailing address is the same as our physical address. We hope to invite you to an open house to see our new location... read more

UMAR Art Featured in Paper Clouds Apparel Campaign

                      Paper Clouds Apparel Campaign Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) UMAR Art featured in Paper Clouds Apparel Campaign Did you hear? Five UMAR Artists and designs are being featured for the next two weeks in a Paper Clouds Apparel campaign! Check out the five designs below, then go to to purchase your favorites. You can use their product builder to pick styles and colors to please you! Owl Tsintaosaurus Moon & Stars Birdhouses Birds &... read more

NoDa Art Garden Plant Sale

Rain may have interfered with Charlotte Artists selling plants yesterday at the newly inaugurated NoDa Art Garden, a space allotted to UMAR by McGill Rose Garden, but that won’t stop them from having another go at it next week. Herbs, mints, perennials and vegetables will be on sale Thursday, May 26th at 940 N. Davidson St. in Charlotte. Stop by between 10am and 1pm to meet some of the Artists and get a feel for this new green space. McGill Rose Garden is open Tuesday through Saturday so if you can’t make it to the NoDa Art Garden Plant Sale on Thursday, stop by any day, shop around, and leave your payment in UMAR’s drop box. We are so excited about this new garden space and we are thankful for McGill Rose Garden’s constant support. If you have any questions, contact Charlotte Arts Manager, Alex Cruz:... read more

9 Reasons to Be a Friend of UMAR

  On Tuesday, more than 500 UMAR friends and family gathered together for the 22nd Annual Friends of UMAR Luncheon in Charlotte and raised over $196,000 to support UMAR participants as they live, work and thrive. For an event founded on such rich tradition and an organization so lovingly supported for decades, one must wonder what the hype is all about. We’ve compiled 9 of the countless reasons to be a friend of UMAR.     9. To empower and to be empowered… The tagline you will see on UMAR’s logo says it all: “Live, Work, Thrive.” UMAR participants are empowered to live full and complete lives through residential living communities, arts and day programs, and vocational services. UMAR staff and volunteers work hard to empower participants in daily life, and participants inspire and empower their friends right back.     8. To get your hands dirty… UMAR participants and volunteers live, work and thrive together in all kinds of fun and messy environments. Whether at one of the three UMAR Arts Centers, McGill Rose Garden, Baucom’s Nursery, a cooking class, or any other opportunity for community involvement, UMAR friends can find themselves with innumerable chances for creativity and fun alongside uniquely talented UMAR participants.     7. To join a diverse community… UMAR is friends with various and diverse church congregations and organizations throughout Western North Carolina. From Hayesville to Reidsville, UMAR participants have made friendships spanning thousands of miles and all ages and races. Why wouldn’t you want to join in on such a uniquely diverse community of people?     6. The Gardens We already mentioned... read more