North Carolina Always, fondly known as NC Always, is an event development and creative consulting entity. NC Always has a mission to develop creative gathering spaces with the purpose of exposing individuals to the Arts and Culture of North Carolina. We specialize in African-American Community Outreach, Rural Arts Access, and Millennial engagement. Our goal with every event is to create an inter-generational experience where individuals feel free, open, comfortable, and connected! Our vision is to develop creative ways of integrating sustainability and inclusiveness into North Carolina communities.

Our Founding

North Carolina has a culture that can not fit into our state lines. The pride of North Carolinians, especially those that have moved out of this state, is unmatched. With this thought in mind, North Carolina Always was created. NC Always is an initiative that was started in 2015 to promote African American artists and under-utilized creators in this state. Through the utilization of social media platforms, we have created a digital community which shares music, artwork, and events happening all over the state.  We have a unique focus on the intersection of grassroots community development and public arts engagement. 

I want to create a sense of nostalgia for individuals who have moved away and keep them included on new things happening in the state. The goal is to promote a creative sense of exploration for people living in North Carolina whether its visiting a new place in the state or traveling abroad. I want to let people know that you don’t have to stay here to represent your state. The purpose of North Carolina Always as a brand is about maintaining artistic originality, the progression of style, and the need for social interaction between like minded individuals. 
                                                   Chanel A. Nestor, Founder of NC Always

                                                 Chanel A. Nestor, Founder of NC Always