CitySpace Gallery Exhibit: Arts Fusion and the Power of Creativity in Dementia Care

PCA is proud to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association of Central & Western Virginia to present “Arts Fusion and the Power of Creativity in Dementia Care” in the CitySpace Gallery in April. The exhibition features art and stories created by participants in the Alzheimer’s Association Arts Fusion program.

There will be a First Fridays opening reception from 5:30-7:00pm on Friday, April 10 at CitySpace (located at 100 5th NE on the Downtown Mall). This event is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

There will also be an exhibit by local artist Eve Watters on display inside the PCA office within CitySpace.

CitySpace is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. CitySpace is located at 100 5th Street NE on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

Art Drinks

Art Drinks — Wednesday, April 8, 5:30-7:30pm at OpenGrounds.

Join PCA for the next Art Drinks on Wednesday, April 8 from 5:30-7:30pm!

Art Drinks is a monthly casual networking event where you can mingle with other arts enthusiasts and creative professionals in Charlottesville. This event is FREE and open to the public.

In April, Art Drinks will be held at OpenGrounds as part the UVa Institute of Humanities and Global Culture’s Humanities Week, a weeklong celebration of the arts, humanities, and everything it means to be human. In its role as connector between the University of the rest of the community, OpenGrounds is an ideal space to bring together students, faculty, and community residents who are invested in the local arts community.

Each month features a raffle with local arts and culture prizes, and the line-up this month includes a pair of tickets to see The Antlers at The Jefferson Theater on April 25, a pair of tickets to one of the Live Arts performances of either The Mountaintop or Gruesome Playground Injuries, and a gift certificate for two to a culinary arts class at Wine Loves Chocolate.

The raffle is free to enter and takes place at 6:30pm, followed by community arts announcements. April will feature special announcements from PCA and The Bridge PAI on “Play the City,” a creative placemaking initiative funded by the NEA and implemented in partnership with The City of Charlottesville and the UVa School of Architecture.

The location for Art Drinks in April is the OpenGrounds Corner Studio, located at 1400 University Ave. OpenGrounds builds on a legacy of innovation at the University of Virginia to bring a creative, collaborative design culture to pan-university programs. Launched in 2012, OpenGrounds engages and connects unlikely collaborators from across and beyond the “Grounds” through programs, places and partnerships that catalyze new approaches to important challenges.

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