Atlanta's Enchanted Closet Presents: Artists and Entrepreneurs Series

Atlanta's Enchanted Closet will be hosting their Artists and Entrepreneurs Series on September 21st at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA at 1600 Pryor Street in Atlanta (30315). The series is designed to introduce girls, ages 12 to 19 to local artists that have leveraged the love of their craft into business ventures.

Girls will have a chance to hear artists share stories about their passions, view their work, and encouraged to unleash their own talents by engaging in the craft of the artists. Artists and Entrepreneurs Series is one of many of the charity's GIRL$ Service-Learning Program events that Enchanted Closet sponsors monthly to provide teenage girls with the tools for greater self discovery, self esteem, and self sufficiency.
Artists and Entrepreneurs Series will be featuring Charlton Palmer also known as 'CP the Artist'. Charlton once put his paint brush for a nine to five job in accounting. After longing for his passion and taunts of family members who reveled on how good he used to be, he picked his brush up and has moved forward full speed in self expression. 
When asked why he feels it is important to share his artistry with teens, Charlton responded  "I believe that using my talent and being a positive example can help the youth stay or go in the right direction. I want the youth to believe in themselves, dream big, fight for their goals, and to care about others."
"Being a self taught artist all my life, art is in me. I want my art to portray the essence of life, love, tragedy, spirituality, self expression, hope and purpose. My appreciation and motivation for this artistry is part of my goal of having a long lasting relationship with the viewers", said Charlton.

Another featured artist is Kimanni Thompson aka Kimanni Kouture. Kimmani is a model and fashion designer who started her design business in 2013 at the age of 12. Kimanni Kouture is a reflection of who Kimanni is: creative, happy, full of personality, focused, and strong. Kimanni Kouture is created for the everyday girl as well as the girl who dares to be different.
"We hope that the girls attending this program will feel inspired to grow their ideas into businesses that will benefit them, their families, and the community. The Enchanted Closet will help by offering financial literacy and business development courses, and will allow girls to sell their goods in our boutique, located in the Sandy Springs Plaza", stated Bonita Johnson, Executive Director of Enchanted Closet

Participation in the Artists and Entrepreneurs Series is free, however, registration is required. Click on this link to Register Now
For more information on the Artists and Entrepreneurs Series and other programs, contact the Enchanted Closet (www.enchantedcloset.org) at info@enchantedcloset.org or  404-221-3498 .

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