The Six Points Innovation Center's Spring programming has begun. Programming this semester includes Empowerment Hour, Green Team with GroundworkRVA, Lyrics and Beats, ArtStories, Multimedia Street Art, Blackademic in Residence, Design classes, Jobs for Life classes, and Higher Education Preparation and Assistance classes. There will also be various workshops and topics classes for teens in Highland Park who want to engage in arts, environment, advocacy, education & history. Six Points is also proud to launch the program, City Builders, which empowers youth to activism and understanding racism in city policy.
Are you interested in learning more about the nominations for the Golden Hammer Awards this year? Now that the application is closed, we are taking inventory of the amazing range of projects that were nominated for the Golden Hammer Awards. Stay tuned this month as we reveal more about the event.
If you didn't get the chance to nominate a project, please make it out to the two big events on November 2nd.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on November 2nd, 2017 at Monumental Church from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased via email from our partners at Historic Richmond: firstname.lastname@example.org/
Luckily, the night doesn't end there! From 8:15-10, Storefront will be hosting a Golden Hammer Awards After Party bonanza at the Valentine Museum. A $100 ticket's proceeds go straight to Storefront for Community Design and will buy your entry to an evening at the Valentine Museum and Wickham Garden, a dj, an open bar, and a specialty cocktail designed for the event: The Golden Hammered.
If you would like to support Storefront programming and the Golden Hammer Awards, please purchase a ticket via our Donate page and choose the $100 Golden Hammer After Party Ticket option. You can also buy a ticket over the phone (804.322.9556) or via email (email@example.com)
See you on November 2nd!
We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out to the Grand Opening of the Six Points Innovation Center! This is an exciting time for the Highland Park neighborhood and for all of us, so it was great to share that with so many warm, smiling faces!
Here's just a sampling of what's happening over the summer:
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Training
- Empowered for Life Class- 4 Day job readiness program
- Gender Neutral Bathroom Mosaic Curated by I Am My Life
- Green Team Energy Audit -Assessment to create 6PIC sustainability plan
- Changemakers Mural Project
- Urban Agriculture Corps Various Site Projects
- Groundwork RVA/ Bus Rapid Transit - Teaching young people to ride bus rapid transit!
On Saturday April 29th, Highland Park residents joined us for the Highland Park Spring Break Event. The event featured 8 different non-profit organizations working within the community. The goal was to engage with community members about how they might envision the growth of their neighborhood, to describe the resources these organizations offered, and most importantly to eat, dance, and perform in the talent show.
At least 100 people showed up to dance, hear about the Storefront for Community Design, Groundwork RVA, Saving Our Youth, the CPDC, LISC, and Tricycle Gardens. On display in the 6PIC space were plans for architectural plans for local business improvements that community members voted on. The day was unusually hot but that didn't stop the talent show from continuing!
mObjOb8 ended on Friday with an exhibition, a bridge, and a poster from each of the six teams. The Middle of Broad students (mObians) each suited up for the evening after a long night of model-making. Solutions across the interstate included a hill and vaulted ceiling, housing to replace the housing demolished by the infrastructure, and an amphitheater complete with a goldfish.
A panel discussion on the exhibit Richmond as a Work of Art will be held on Saturday, October 24th at the VCUarts Depot (2:30 – 4:00pm) featuring a selection of Richmond’s cultural figures: Edwin Slipek, Bill Martin, Ed Trask, Burt Pinnock as well as Dimitra Tsachrelia (Steven Holl Architects, New York).
You are invited to attend an open meeting for designers interested in discussing the future of public art in Richmond. Your ideas about what Richmond is and what it can be are important! This event is being held in support of Richmond’s effort to create a comprehensive plan for public art in the city.
Pop-up RVA launches in September 2015 in anticipation of the 450,000 spectators during the nine-day UCI Road World Championships. These pop-ups will reactivate 5,000 square feet of vacant retail along the 100 and 200 blocks of East Broad Street throughout the month of September. Community partners include Storefront for Community Design, Downtown Neighborhood Association, Douglas Development Corporation, and the City of Richmond. Improvement efforts are sponsored by HandsOn Greater Richmond and Monument Construction.