Welcome to NoDa is Charlotte’s historic arts and entertainment district – a neighborhood where the people are as diverse as the art, live music, craft beers, restaurants, custom gifts and tattoos you will find here. NoDa is dedicated to promoting the arts, living eco-friendly lifestyles, supporting small businesses, encouraging diversity and aiding fellow charities.



Charlotte's historic arts and entertainment district is centered two miles from Uptown at North Davidson and 36th Streets.



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The NoDa Neighborhood and Business Association is the official “Voice of the Arts District”: the volunteer-run nonprofit organization that supports the neighborhood at large.


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NoDa News

Find all the latest news and stories about NoDa - flip through the latest edition of our local monthly paper, the NoDa News, or download previous issues here.


Tony Ross

TonyPosition: Vice President
Hometown: TBD
Elected: 2016

I moved to this awesome neighborhood in 2012 when I met my then girlfriend, now fiance (likely by this time you read this wife) Dre. I instantly saw why she was so in love with it.  From the arts to the entertainment to the food/drink and most importantly the people, there is plenty to be excited about.

Within a year we were both active in neighborhood events through the association, participating in clean-ups, tree-banding, Thunder Road, NoDaWeen and much more.  When I was asked to serve on the board in 2015, I considered it an honor.  Having been a Marine, I understand the value of serving the country I love and now I get a chance to translate that to the neighborhood I love.

My proudest achievement as a resident has been participating in the All Arts market.  When I moved to NoDa, I would have said I didn't have an artistic bone in my body.  In the spirit of the Mill Homes and style of the neighborhood, I started creating my own custom light fixtures for our house and have been able to make a fun hobby/side business from them.

As a board member I hope to be able to inspire and help keep NoDa true to its roots as the light rail and the change associated with it evolve the place I love.

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tony-rossTony Ross Position: Vice PresidentHometown: TBDElected: 2016 I moved to this awesome neighborhood in 2012 when I met my then girlfriend, now fiance (likely by this time you read this wife) Dre. I instantly saw why she was so in love with it.  From...
matt-lemereMatt Lemere Position: Board MemberHometown: Walhalla, SCElected: 2011I first met NoDa in college, which was too many years ago to admit. I drove up with friends to see Joe Jack Talcum from the Dead Milkmen play at Fat City Deli. It was one of the...
lauren-schalburgLauren Schalburg Position: TreasurerHometown: Warrenton, VirginiaElected: March 2008 My husband Erik and I moved into our old NoDa millhome in May 2006. NoDa fits our life: we work/volunteer from home, walk to restaurants and bars but don't have to...
kevin-suttonKevin Sutton Position: Vice PresidentHometown: Nickelsville, VA(Re-)Elected: February 2013 In a 2003 post concert conversation, Robert Earl Keen told Kevin and his lovely wife Lea Ann to move to NODA which had become a nice little neighborhood after...
hollis-nixonHollis Nixon Position: PresidentHometown: Concord, North CarolinaElected: November 2004I moved to NoDa in 2002. I knew that I wanted to live in Charlotte, but was hesitant about specific neighborhoods as everything at the time seemed pricey and fairly...