As we near the end of season one, we will be spending the next few episodes unpacking what we mean by the ecosystem of art and design. The ecosystem is the interconnected web of organizations, events and people who make up what we think of when we talk about art and design in our communities. While it is easy to focus on the individual parts, the reality of art and design is that is highly contingent on the way in which all of its supporting parts interact.
During this first part, we speak with Erin Frye, the Director of Programs and Outreach for CultureWorks, a Richmond, Virginia-based arts non-profit about the organization and the way in which it supports the local community it serves.
CultureWorks is an organization that inspires, enables and cultivates the cultural life of our community. As such, they value diversity and inclusivity. CultureWorks endeavors to ensure a thriving arts and culture community. This goes beyond a stage or a gallery. They believe everyone in their community should have access to arts and culture, as well as the opportunity to express their culture through the arts.
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Get prepared for Current Art Fair!
Shockoe Artspace is proud to once more be a part of Current Art Fair, Richmond, Virginia’s premier art fair. From October 24 – 27, more than 15 galleries will call the Bon Secour Washington Redskin’s Training Camp home. Shockoe Artspace will be leading guided tours of the gallery, offering portfolio reviews and premiering our new documentary. Tickets are on sale now. Come see us at Current Art Fair!