who we are

dion & davita

With brother and sister, Dion & Davita Galloway, at the helm as Co-Founders and Owners, DUPP&SWAT is focused on providing a safe and expressive platform, access to resources, rigorous programming and meaningful events, as well as social growth opportunities for Black innovators and makers. Dion, a product of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University, and Davita, a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, have sustained an ongoing dialogue with Charlotte’s creative community since their inception in 2010. Now, they are ready to push the gas and step outside of Charlotte with their platform and promise.

Determined as ever to push the multidisciplinary narrative of the Black community, Dion & Davita have, successfully, married art and entrepreneurship through real life application of talent, interest and skill for the culture. Purposeful in sharing the value of Black artists and creatives, DUPP&SWAT strives to make each connection and experience inventive, inspiring, and memorably dope AF.

the space

come on through

One of the most influential and innovative entities in Charlotte, North Carolina, DUPP&SWAT is the nexus for urban and urban-inspired entrepreneurs, makers, and creatives. Alongside a visual vocabulary that extends from adventure to nostalgia, DUPP&SWAT transforms the rawness of artistry into vessels of opportunities for the entire community.

Dubbed 1 of 100 Things to Do in Charlotte® DUPP&SWAT functions as a creative studio and is home to a contemporary art gallery, event space, and artisan boutique. The fourth installment of the brand’s interactive art spaces, DUPP&SWAT has quickly become a must-see destination for people visiting the city as Charlotte Agenda named them one of the Top 10 Players in Charlotte, solidifying them as a key component in Charlotte’s cultural scene. Many continue to ask, “which city is next?” and without fail, they reply, “wait for it!”