Makayla Binter is a creator, organizer, and educator based out of Charlotte, NC. Originally from Upstate New York, she moved to NC to get her degree in Biology and Studio Art at Davidson College. Upon graduating, she took her experiences and completed over 9 murals in the City of Charlotte and Spartanburg, SC, starting with the Placemaking Artists program with the City of Charlotte and then painting the letter V in the Spartanburg, SC Black Lives Matter Mural. As a collaborator, facilitator, and project developer, she has engaged communities from Davidson College to the Historic West End through art to reclaim space and facilitate difficult conversations. In the Fall of 2020, she was accepted and began three-year-long fellowships; The Emerging City Champions program funded by 880 Cities and The Knights Foundation, the Davidson Hearst Fellowship with Charlotte Country Day, and the Charlotte Equity Fellowship through CREED. She is currently represented by the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art and is actively developing projects for the Historic West End. As of August 2022, she graduated with her Master’s Degree in Urban Design at UNC at Charlotte and has collaborated with organizations like Converse, The Carolina Panthers, and The Charlotte Hornets. She currently works as the Communications Manager for Charlotte is Creative.