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Big Hearts for Local Arts— Queen City’s underrated art gallery and pop-up shop curated by Charlotte’s local artist, Miilo! 

Last Thursday (07/22), Big Hearts made its second appearance at Street Commerce, a local business located in Uptown Charlotte. Joining Miilo at Big Hearts were other local businesses and artists; Baddie Worldwide, Hella Scars, Phoebe Loungewear and Stevie Reyes!

“Big Hearts is more than just an art gallery and pop-up shop, it is my way to connect with my audience in person as well as bring other amazing creators and small businesses into the light” Miilo reveals. “In this day and age, it is so important to support your community because after all, we are all in this together."


The event was a huge success with over 200 people who came to support. As you walk into the venue, you have art displayed on the walls, a NEW series by Miilo and the first pop-up to the left is Troy with Hella Scars. In the next room, you have Shelbi with Phoebe Loungewear on the right and to the left of the room, you have Karla with Baddie Worldwide alongside Artist Stevie Reyes.

The atmosphere was one of a kind filled with relaxing vibes, drinks, music and the energy from the crowd. It was an event you didn’t want to miss! “It feels amazing and overwhelming to be in a room with all these outstanding people, they really do support and look out for our local businesses. I’ve never been more proud to be a part of a community that takes care of each other and wants to see everyone win!” Miilo exclaims.

We asked the audience what they thought of the event and this is what they had to say:

“The vibes were immaculate— 10 out of 10!” - Jerm of Charlotte.

“I really enjoyed it! I liked how everyone had their own space to shine!” - George Dawkins II of Charlotte.

“We cannot wait for another Big Hearts!! Charlotte needs more events like this one.” - Alex Alire of Charlotte.

Explore the world of Miilo’s Art, Baddie Worldwide, Hella Scars, Phoebe Loungewear and Stevie Reyes— you can support these local businesses and artists all with the tap of a button!

Follow Miilo on Instagram, Tiktok, Pinterest and catch the next episode of ‘The Paint Party’ LIVE on IGTV!


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