Fort Mill teen’s art to ‘pop’ in Charlotte

All around Charlotte. On billboards and such.

It would appear today is Youth Day on The Hub.

You’ve certainly seen our earlier post about the finalists of the state Poetry Out Loud competition, right? Now we bring you news from the visual arts, as Fort Mill student Haley Horner is hitting the big time in Charlotte.

Horner is one of 20 members of the ArtPOP Street Gallery artist class of 2023. Founded by a former outdoor advertising exec, ArtPOP brings art to the masses with unused billboard space, newsstands, digital screens in airports, and at mass transit stations. That’s $7 million in ad space around Charlotte, some half a million impressions, and a $500 honorarium for the 20 artists in the class.

But Horner gets more. The Fort Mill High senior is a painter focusing on visual art studies, and she will receive a $1,500 scholarship toward those. Check her out on Instagram:, and remember you heard about her on The Hub first. (Yes, that’s her featured artwork above.)