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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Roanoke Arts Commission invites local artists to participate in the “Year of the Artist”

The Roanoke Arts Commission invites artists who live, work, or are civically involved in the Roanoke community to attend a virtual kick-off of the Roanoke Artists Network on January 25 at 6:30 p.m. with the Roanoke Artists Network meeting at the same time each week through the end of February. Those interested in participating can learn more and register to receive login information at www.roanokearts.org/YOTA.  

The events will take place online for pandemic safety. Tuesday’s event will feature the release of the first of at least five calls for artists as the community prepares for Roanoke’s Year of the Artist. 

During the 2022-2023 fiscal year, the City will invest a quarter of a million dollars in community-driven and artist-led projects advancing the community in a variety of key areas.

The projects are being funded by an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant and a Grants for Art Projects grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from the City. 

To learn more and register for the Roanoke Artists Network, visit www.roanokearts.org/YOTA, or contact Arts and Culture Coordinator, Douglas Jackson, at [email protected] or 540-853-5652. 

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