Uptown Arts was established in 2012, as the product and vision of me, Michael Drossos. After many years, miles, adventures, and shops, the cross country trek from Southern California led me to my final, and current location of Charlotte, North Carolina. After a brief stint in another local shop, I decided that I’d put in the time and hours to have the experience required to see my vision - Uptown Arts.

As with most dreams, this didn’t come easy. I was turned away from a few locations. However, in the hopes of being the catalyst CLICK TO READ MORE.

I’ve wanted to be an artist ever since I can recall…in my “baby books” I’d written that as what I wanted to be when I grew up. I can recall watching my mom “doodling” as a kid…amazing pen and ink sketches…and go to art summer school-which in hind sight may have been just a way to get rid of me during summers-but a “thank you” may be in order as it built a passion of art in me  that continued through adolescence until…well….now. CLICK TO READ MORE.