New City Arts supports Cville community artists
2 MIN WATCH

New City Arts supports Cville community artists

Cville
Jun 29
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2 MIN WATCH

Charlottesville, VA is a small town with a big ambitious spirit. Home to the world-renowned University of Virginia and the thought-provoking Tom Tom Founders Festival, Charlottesville is also making a name for itself as a hub for the arts.

New City Arts Initiative is a non-profit collective that fosters a sense of community for artists, art lovers and new audiences. They provide gallery space to exhibit artwork by local artists as well as artists from other cities. Beyond that, they also provide studio space where artists can work and community artists drop by to get things done online with Ting’s crazy fast fiber Internet.

In keeping with New City Art’s spirit of collaboration, this video couldn’t have been made without the help of some wonderful local people. First and foremost, Maureen Brondyke and company at New City Arts. Hank Willis Thomas for allowing us to feature his work in our video. Pando Creative Co. and Surface Below Media for their video files. Finally, Maddy Mallory, Nicki Sheffield, and Maggie Stein for their photographs.


Transcript

Maureen Brondyke: As a small town, that is very creative, we feel like art is crucial to that experience.

And so last year, after a few downtown galleries had closed, we wanted to establish a dedicated art space.

We asked a couple of leaders in the community if they felt like it was something they would get behind. And in a couple of months, we had the space and opened.

New City Arts is a community arts nonprofit that supports artists in Charlottesville and facilitates cultural participation by providing them with studio space - a space to exhibit. We're also facilitating a network of artists so that they feel like they have coworkers, like they have peers... because people are often the reason why you might stay in a community.

We opened Welcome Gallery last September. So we just celebrated our one year anniversary.

The local artists we've exhibited have had a pretty great experience. We're centrally located, so we have people coming in throughout the week.

We occasionally do exhibits in partnership with other things happening in town. This current exhibit is in partnership with the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities and was a really exciting opportunity to bring an artist from New York - who we usually wouldn't have the opportunity to show in Charlottesville - to bring him here.

So by bringing people together and bringing more beauty to our city, we believe that supporting artists is an important part of what we do in our work.

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New City Arts supports Cville community artists
2 MIN WATCH

New City Arts supports Cville community artists

Cville
Jun 29
/
2 MIN WATCH

Charlottesville, VA is a small town with a big ambitious spirit. Home to the world-renowned University of Virginia and the thought-provoking Tom Tom Founders Festival, Charlottesville is also making a name for itself as a hub for the arts.

New City Arts Initiative is a non-profit collective that fosters a sense of community for artists, art lovers and new audiences. They provide gallery space to exhibit artwork by local artists as well as artists from other cities. Beyond that, they also provide studio space where artists can work and community artists drop by to get things done online with Ting’s crazy fast fiber Internet.

In keeping with New City Art’s spirit of collaboration, this video couldn’t have been made without the help of some wonderful local people. First and foremost, Maureen Brondyke and company at New City Arts. Hank Willis Thomas for allowing us to feature his work in our video. Pando Creative Co. and Surface Below Media for their video files. Finally, Maddy Mallory, Nicki Sheffield, and Maggie Stein for their photographs.


Transcript

Maureen Brondyke: As a small town, that is very creative, we feel like art is crucial to that experience.

And so last year, after a few downtown galleries had closed, we wanted to establish a dedicated art space.

We asked a couple of leaders in the community if they felt like it was something they would get behind. And in a couple of months, we had the space and opened.

New City Arts is a community arts nonprofit that supports artists in Charlottesville and facilitates cultural participation by providing them with studio space - a space to exhibit. We're also facilitating a network of artists so that they feel like they have coworkers, like they have peers... because people are often the reason why you might stay in a community.

We opened Welcome Gallery last September. So we just celebrated our one year anniversary.

The local artists we've exhibited have had a pretty great experience. We're centrally located, so we have people coming in throughout the week.

We occasionally do exhibits in partnership with other things happening in town. This current exhibit is in partnership with the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities and was a really exciting opportunity to bring an artist from New York - who we usually wouldn't have the opportunity to show in Charlottesville - to bring him here.

So by bringing people together and bringing more beauty to our city, we believe that supporting artists is an important part of what we do in our work.