CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - An art exhibit in Charlottesville is showcasing African-American culture for the community to come and see.

"Afro-Virginia: People, Place and Power" is hosted by Virginia Humanities and it’s located in the gallery in Studio IX. It’s free and open to the public.

The exhibit aims to inspire the community to be involved in the preservation of African-American sites.

“Traditionally, when we think of historic sites, we tend to separate it from the people who are connected to these places and one of the things we wanted to do is really humanize this work, and one way to make people care about these sites is to reveal the communities that are working tirelessly to preserve them,” Justin Reid, the director of African American Programs with Virginia Humanities, said.

The exhibit is open at this gallery until June 30. After that, it'll travel around the state.