Design Your Life Festival

“A celebration and promotion of all related trades within the Design Industry in Charlotte. Historic South End is Charlotte’s creative hub and the gateway to the New South’s world-class creative community.”

The two day Festival program will be made up of concurrent events and exhibitions staged by – ‘Partner’ - organizations across Historic South End. The Festival is both a cultural and a commercial event. Projects staged as part of the program range from major exhibitions to trade events, from installations to talks and seminars, and from product launches to receptions, private views and parties, and sales promotions. The majority of events are free of charge - enabling visitors to participate, listen, learn, commission and make purchases.

The Festival model is simple, allowing partner organizations to pursue their own objectives through Festival activity. Events can be big or small, fun or serious, public or by invitation, free or fee-paying. They simply have to be relevant (design-related) and delivered to a high quality. The Festival is dependent upon funding through a combination of public and private sources. Sponsors include: SOUTH END SOUL, DESIGN CENTER OF THE CAROLINAS, ATHERTON MILL, KOHLER, FERGUSON BATH KITCHEN & LIGHTING GALLERY.

Festival Office: Design Center of the Carolinas 127 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 280 : Charlotte, NC 28203


Mailing Address: Post Office Box 11715 Charlotte, NC 28220