Movement Pursuing ARTS, COMMERCE + COMMUNITY GALLERY
| 925-933 Mt. Vernon Avenue |
Project Partners: Maroon Arts Group, Willowbeez SoulVeg
Award Amount: $30,000
The Maroon Arts Group (MAG) is a collective of creatives who have galvanized to develop and provide a platform for conscious art centered around the preservation and promotion of cultures of African descent. In efforts to further our mission and enrich the Columbus area art community, using a wealth of resources the King-Lincoln district has, we plan to implement MPACC (Movement Pursuing Arts, Commerce + Community). MPACC is an innovative endeavor that supports local artists of all genres, engages the community at large, and brings a wealth of social and economic commerce to the district.
This is done through programming and events around an innovative gallery constructed from reused shipping containers. The containers will be transformed into a community gallery filled and surrounded by art that speaks to the social justice issues of the community. Event will include 2 larger street-style community festivals for the opening and closing of the season for the gallery, and programming consisting of artist development workshops, writing residency, theatrical production, gallery showings and interactive arts experiences to continue to stimulate the community.