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Art Beyond

At Art Beyond we believe that art has the ability to strengthen communities, nurture vulnerability, and connect people across points of difference. We also believe that art is a sustainable, meaningful, and impactful career within our communities.

Art Beyond provides a bridge between art and execution, enhancing project results for both communities and individual artists. Services address artist needs beyond creating art itself.

Founders Esther Davidson and Elizabeth Palmisano each feel called to use their personal zone of genius to support artists in creating the career of their dreams.

Not an artist by traditional definition, Esther Davidson is a lifelong learner with a diverse professional background including experience in business operations, project management, communications, and marketing. She holds an AAS in Business Administration and Accounting. Her work in the arts, hospitality, food service, the federal government, and consulting engineering uniquely position her to use an outside the box approach to solving creative problems.

Did you know...

  • She has experience managing projects with costs over $1million dollars?

  • She shares her home with 3 sons, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 4 chickens, and a husband?

  • If she doesn't have the answer, she will find it for you. Promise.

Many know Elizabeth Palmisano as an award-winning mixed-media installation and public artist. She holds a BA with a concentration in Diversity and Cultural Awareness. Palmisano's community work taps into the power of art, mindfulness, and experiential learning. She encourages self-reflection and the opening of the mind through the creation of meaningful art.

Did you know...

  • She started her art practice in 2016?

  • Her favorite work is community work?

  • She is a certified experiential learning instructor?

  • She has been a teaching artist for twenty years!

  • She loves to share her knowledge and support emerging artists?


Creative Career Counseling

For Artists who want to figure out how to make art a career.

  • Are you looking to break into the art scene?

  • Do you want to learn from an artist who went from an unknown to the creator of Charlotte’s largest public art piece in 7 years?

We will evaluate your practice and give you actionable steps.

Artists who already have an art career but need direction.

  • Are you an emerging artist who is looking to level up your career?

  • Do you find yourself taking opportunities that don’t make you any money?

  • Do you want to know if an opportunity is actually profitable?

We will review your practice strategy and teach you skills and give you tools to evaluate future opportunities.

Artists who have an established career, but are disorganized.

  • Are you consistently busy, but always broke?

  • Do you wonder where the money from that big project went?

  • Are you double booked, overworked, and underpaid?

We will review your budgeting process, review the organization of your files, photos, receipts, etc., and provide you with references for other professionals that will enhance your career.

Project Management

You got the job! Now what?

Art Beyond offers several tiers of Project Management support; from Consultation to get you pointed in the right direction, to full service Project Management handling all logistical and administrative aspects of your project.

We are now accepting clients for 2024. Sign up for your 15 minute consultation here:

Follow us on Instagram @artbeyondorg or email for more info.

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