Emily Carlton

Emily Carlton


Hi there! My name is Emily Carlton, and I started Drawing & Donuts.

I like to build creative community and connect others mostly because I’ve had trouble finding it myself. I believe in community over competition and that we’re better when we create together.

I started Drawing & Donuts to:

  • Be a space for community:  I want to see people meeting each other and for relationships to grow through drawing.
  • Be a space for teaching and learning: It’s an opportunity for local artists to speak and teach, and for the community to learn.
  • Be FUN! The donuts are an added bonus (because who doesn’t like donuts?)

I like to host these gatherings in local spaces that are working in the Nashville community. Our first event was at WELD, the second was at the Emma Bistro. The hardest part about putting these gatherings together is finding a venue. If you know of one, please let me know!

If you’d like to know more about me, visit my website: emilycarlton.com