People in Charlottesville and Albemarle County have come up with a plan to provide more support for the arts. Now, an upcoming event will unveil the "cultural plan" to the community.
More than 1,000 members of the community came together to help create the first ever cultural plan. Now, leaders in the arts community are saying thank you.
The Charlottesville Albemarle Cultural Plan is made up of six goals, including increasing arts education, tourism, marketing, and infrastructure. The cultural plan will be headed by the Piedmont Council for the Arts.
Piedmont Council for the Arts Director Sarah Lawson says that while there's a strong arts community in the region, there's still room to increase support and funding for it.
"We see this as a really strong arts community. We think that Charlottesville and Albemarle both have really strong resources and a really vibrant arts culture, but we want to improve that and this is the best way to do that,” said Lawson.
Piedmont Council for the Arts is hosting a launch party on Monday, January 13 at 5 p.m. at the Paramount Theater. Attendees can get copies of the cultural plan, and learn more information about it at the party. It is free and open to the public.