OPEN HANG NIGHT
We’re starting a new pop up series, which will act as open spaces for artists, curators + collectors to network + discuss their role in the art world. Events will vary + will be hosted by different groups in the future. This is about growth across the board. This is about continued investment in the Arts + our community. Expositions will be free for all artists to hang + for all attendees. We welcome ongoing sponsors + donations! If you have a space that may be interested, connect with us!
Next Experience: September 12TH/October 4TH at The Well Art Gallery
"STILL NIGGA" ART EXHIBIT
For our "Still Nigga" exhibit, we will continue to portray and challenge the concepts of what it means to be Black in America and the world. This concept encompasses the beauties, successes, accomplishments but also the setbacks and issues we continue to face due to how we are perceived/projected/represented and how we perceive/project/represent ourselves. There are many examples that can be provided that show the progress of black people but in a sense, they are still "niggas" in media, community, the sports world, politics, workplaces and more. We will continue to manifest this raw juxtaposition through contemporary art including paintings, photography, installations, sculptures, performance arts, and more.
"Somethings you can't escape/Death, taxes and a racist/Society that make/Every nigga feel like a candidate/For a Trayvon kind of fate/Even when your crib sit on a lake/Even when your plaques hang on a wall/Even when the President jam your tape" - J. Cole
Our "Still Nigga" art exhibit's first installment was published in RVA MAG. Read the full article HERE!
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THE RNB GARDEN
The revival of RnB showcases is upon us! We've listened to the people and we are here to give you what you've been searching for. Live bands, sultry vocalists, true blues, neo-soul, classic RnB, original music and more! We are setting the stage and inviting other artists to grow with us in the garden! Events will be curated in different cities such as Richmond, Atlanta, Jersey City, NY, D.C. and more. We are excited to journey through the garden with you!
Our first RNB Garden major production was published in The Jersey Journal. Read the full article HERE!
Next Garden: October 3rd, 2019, Poor Boys, Richmond, VA
IF INTERESTED IN PERFORMING OR BOOKING THIS EXPERIENCE IN YOUR CITY, CONNECT WITH US TODAY!
for the love of music
The "For the Love of Music" experience is focused on bringing attention back to various and underplayed genres of music, infusing addictive, new and familiar sounds into parties and providing unforgettable memories. The series surrounds various DJs to showcase how they influence others through their sounds, providing vibrant environments where you can't help but dance. Coming to a city near you!
Next Experience: TBD
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Manchester Manifest First FridayS: Southside Art Auction
OCTOBER 4th 2019
Join us for Manchester Manifest First Fridays: Southside ! We have the pleasure of sponsoring
a very creative community event created by Manchester Manifest each month on the Southside of Richmond, VA. We are currently curating our ongoing live paintings/art auctions each month and will continue to faciliate and execute creative ideas in the community. Follow Manchester Manifest and join us on 12th Street: Bainbridge and Porter in Manchester!
(2019 Season: April-October)
IF INTERESTED IN VENDING, PERFORMANCE OR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, CONNECT WITH MANCHESTER MANIFEST TODAY!
CAN YOU SEE ME NOW?
ONGOING COMMUNITY PROJECT
Aimed at assisting and bringing awareness to the homeless population in Richmond, VA. We also have plans to branch out to different cities in the future. The homeless and impoverished population ultimately lacks representation and a voice, but they have a story. Many of us may assist these individuals in our passing but are we really connecting them to our communities? Do we really care about their stories? “Can You See Me Now?” aims to bring these stories to life through visual art, community resourcing/connectivity and hopefully reshaping how the public “sees” the homeless in daily passing. The creative project contains four facets: bringing the stories to an artistic platform, bringing the visual art to the streets to assist with increasing awareness, providing resources to the community in need and inspiring the public to access local community programs.
Read the full article in RVA MAG HERE!
Photography by: Reuben Chapman
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
ONGOING COMMUNITY PROJECT
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IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK
How can we creatively solve issues in our communities?
How can we communicate with one another throughout the community?
How can we create a space where a community sounding board can be sustained?
We continue to connect art, culture, and community through various creative platforms. This tentative project aims to create community spaces in various areas. In these areas, residents can create, collaborate and correspond in a single space. The spaces will be walls in various areas of different cities, painted with chalkboard paint by our agency, collaborators and volunteers. These walls will primarily be areas laden with graffiti and areas where community beautification and conversation are essential; communities that are creatively underserved. The walls will create opportunities for residents to add to their communities through creative conversations and network towards different goals. By creating these walls, we also aim to establish infinite canvasses for residents/visitors to create as they see fit. Murals are an undeniable addition to any community but it limits the participation of the community members. These chalkboard walls will allow anyone to add to the space and to the overall community. The chalkboard walls will become living documents constantly changing to represent the community concerns and ongoing conversations.
We are, the creative genius: evolving cultural domains, while propelling art and uplifting community by any means necessary.
If you are interested in discussing, sponsoring and/or collaborating on any of our projects, connect with us today!