We had the good fortune of connecting with Cindy Moore and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cindy, how does your business help the community?
Creatives Unite is the bold movement of creativity to bring change. We give our time, energy, and talents to help make better days ahead. We help bring awareness to every day issues. We stand up for injustices, we work hard to serve and give back to our communities.

Over the last few years, we have worked hard campaigning and raising funds. 100% of those funds go right back out into the community in a variety of ways. We have completed wishlists for local children advocacy centers. Provided shipments of art supplies, for Cooks Children’s Hospital. We have partnered up and donated to other organizations in the area who are doing amazing things. We use our talents and skills to help those in need. We’ve provided pet portraits to raise awareness for local pet adoption. We’ve providing college application camps, to help students with financial aid. We know there are a lot of gaps to fill, and needs that we need to meet. We want to continue serving and doing the best we can.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When people ask me what I do, I say that I’m an art teacher by day, and an activist by night. It’s true. I am so lucky to be an art specialist in Lewisville ISD. I am surrounded by amazing people. But most of all, I’m surrounded by incredible, creative, kind, funny, caring, brave students. Honestly, the list can go on. They are the highlight of my job. I feel lucky because I get to witness their creativity everyday. I have seen first hand how art changes lives, especially during such an unprecedented time. I’ve seen it in the classroom, and when I’m out volunteering with Creatives Unite and serving the community. Art is an opportunity for self expression. Personally, for me it’s never been about the end result or the final product. It’s always been about the process and those magic moments that happen in between. Where imagination becomes reality, and their creativity has manifested. Some ask, “is it easy?” Gosh no, the reality of being an art teacher is HARD, hard for any teacher in general. But is it worth it? My heart will always say yes.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I could plan a fun day we’d first make a pit stop at 151 coffee. We’d grab one of their iced 151 caramel macchiatos because it’s the best iced coffee I’ve ever had. Then we’d make our way down to Seven Mile Cafe to share their Farmhouse Breakfast Sandwich dish and Strawberry Nutella Waffle. We’d have to walk off our big breakfast so off to the Dallas Museum of Art we’d go. I’d buy a sketchbook and pen at their amazing gift shop and take sketch breaks throughout the visit, drawing the things that inspire me. After touring the many levels, and maybe checking out their newest exhibit, we’d walk across the street to Klyde Warren Park. Then we’d buy a fruit bowl from The Fruit Bowl food truck and find a cozy spot on the lawn and people watch. If you were starting to feel hungry again, then I’d suggest the Turkey Trot from Ruthies Food Truck, because it’s chefs kiss. Next would be a little shopping at Jade & Clover in Deep Ellum, where we’d pick up some self care must haves or build our own terrarium. Since we’re in Deep Ellum, we’d have to check out the 42 Murals Walking tour! Kettle Art Gallery is on the same route, so we’d pop in to check out the work from local artists. Then we’d have to start thinking about dinner, dessert and drinks! We’d grab pizza from Serious Pizza where their slices are outrageously big. Then off to emporium pies for dessert, and then we’d end the night at Cidercade Dallas for some cider and arcade games! Tetris anyone?

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Let’s face it, I dream big. My best friend, and loving partner has never once tried to deflate those dreams. From the beginning of our friendship, to what now has become 10 wonderful married years. He has supported my every crazy, and wild dream. When I said I wanted to go back to school he said “ok, what can I do to make this transition easy on you?” When I said I wanted to start our nonprofit, he said “ok, let’s do it, where do we start?” I hope that I encourage, and believe in people the way he encourages and believes in me. His energy and belief in me, overflows onto the rest of the amazing people in my life. I wouldn’t be who I am without them.

Website: https://www.cg-moore.com

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/itscindymoore

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindygmoore/

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