Another bit of Jackson Ward news from Michael Paul Williams.
ART 180, which encourages personal and community change through self-expression, is slated to undergo a welcome change in October, when it will move into a place of its own — a renovated youth arts center in Jackson Ward in the Broad Street arts district. Kelly said the building “gives us a visual for the city to see where we are and who we are.”
The acquisition of 112-114 W. Marshall St. edged closer to reality last week when ART 180 was awarded a $100,000 grant from Impact 100 Richmond, a women’s giving collective.
The nonprofit also will have access to a tree-shaded brick courtyard, a rooftop deck and other amenities in the building, part of the Marshall Street Bakery Condominiums. The organization’s goal is to occupy the building and open its youth gallery in time for October’s First Fridays Art Walk.