Building a Better Community

Posted December 13, 2016 by & filed under 2016.

The stated mission of the Better Housing Coalition (BHC) is transforming communities through high-quality, affordable housing. You would hardly think that this lends itself to a project like artoberVA, but the unstated mission of BHC is improving the quality of life for those often neglected in the Richmond area. They work to improve the lives …

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Behind the Scenes at CultureWorks

Posted December 1, 2016 by & filed under 2016.

Arts and culture do a great deal to add to the vibrancy of a community. They bring a certain quality of life. They also have an economic impact. In 2010, Americans for the Arts commissioned a study to determine how great an asset culture and arts were to our communities. They found that arts-related industries …

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Busting a Move with Richmond Urban Dance

Posted November 22, 2016 by & filed under 2016.

In addition to visual arts (painting, sculpture, etc.) artoberVA really embraced the performing arts. There were plays, music, and dance. One Richmond-based dance company really drew a crowd and embraced the spirit of artoberVA, and that was Richmond Urban Dance. Richmond Urban Dance (RUD) was founded by RVA native Mandy Helmlinger. Mandy got her degree …

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Getting Creative with Creative Sprint

Posted November 14, 2016 by & filed under 2016.

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Airlines (among other ventures) has a reputation as a pretty innovative and creative person. He’s certainly not afraid of a challenge. He recently shared a personal quote on Twitter: “An idea not written down is an idea lost. When inspiration calls, you’ve got to capture it.”  Stephen King is one …

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Thank you, RVA and Tri-Cities. We’re just getting started.

Posted November 1, 2016 by & filed under 2016.

With the Halloween decorations already on the discount rack and the winter holiday decorations already on display in stores, we’re looking back on the amazing month that was our first-ever artoberVA. artoberVA was about creating a movement. A movement that got people involved in arts and culture. A movement that led some arts and culture …

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Classical music meets Halloween fun at Balliceaux this weekend

Posted October 26, 2016 by & filed under 2016.

When you think of Halloween music, what do you think of? The “Monster Mash”? The Misfits? Maybe a few of the songs from A Nightmare Before Christmas? Chances are, your mind doesn’t jump directly to classical music. But there are no rules for artoberVA, and on Sunday, Classical Revolution RVA is going to help those …

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Get in the Halloween Spirit with the Tri-Cities!

Posted October 25, 2016 by & filed under 2016.

BOO! The last weekend of artoberVA coincides with Halloween, which makes the perfect recipe for some spooky fun. The Tri-Cities are alive with the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve, and there are four different ways to embrace the season of ghoulish delights. Check them out below, and we won’t hold it against you if you …

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