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Beyond the canvas, art has the power to shape communities. It can drive public discussion, bring awareness to social issues, and create community connections. Art has been used for neighborhood revitalization, in memoriam of loved ones lost, for the purpose of propoganda, and much more.

The arts also have a particularly strong economic impact here in RVA. Did you know that the Richmond and Tri-Cities’ nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $360.1 million in economic impact? Our local non-profit arts economy supports more than 10,000 full-time equivalent jobs and has generated $31.6 million in government revenues. (Read full study here)

We invite you to take a closer look at the impact of art on community. Join us at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on April 19, as we explore the influence of art on RVA and how it continues to shape the world around us.

Doors open at 6pm and the event begins promptly at 6:30pm. Although the TEDxRVASalon is a free event, registration is required. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis so please arrive early as seating is limited!

**Please note: Food is not permitted in the galleries and will not be included in this event. Beverages will be available for consumption in the Claiborne-Robinson room only