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Our City as Canvas initiative reimagines Charlottesville as a creative stage filled with possibility. These programs spark creative conversations and leave lasting legacies throughout Charlottesville.

 

 

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PREMIER INITIATIVES

MURAL PROJECT

Engaging local and regional artists at multiple sites throughout Charlottesville.

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ART BUS

Presented by Charlottesville Area Transit and JAUNT

A collaborative project between Tom Tom, Charlottesville Area Transit, and JAUNT that reimagines everyday transit as a canvas for public art.

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2017 RESIDENCIES

Writer in Residence

Presented in Partnership with the Virginia Festival of the Book

In 2017, a new collaboration with the Book Festival will create residencies that span the month between the two festivals.

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Artist in Residence

Paul Hostetler, a freelance illustrator, painter, and comics maverick, will host an illustration workshop during the festival.

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Artist in Residence

Oracle – Tarot Opera

Victory Hall Opera brings leading performers from around the world to develop a new aesthetic of opera theater that is vital, personal, and relevant.

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2017 EVENTS

Workshops

For the week of Tom Tom, the tremendous expertise and passions of the Charlottesville community are on display.

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Public Art Bike Ride

Grab your bike and join this annual tour of Charlottesville’s public art, including the new additions to Tom Tom’s 2017 Mural Project.

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StoryStream

Utilizing a vintage Airstream trailer, this project is a tool to connect UVA students to the community while chronicling a vibrant and changing city.

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Screenings & Panels

A curated documentary series featuring short films and trailers accompanied by panels with the filmmakers.

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Community Picnic

Share a meal with Charlottesville neighbors and help kick-off the Tom Tom Founders Festival at a special all-local showcase at IX Art Park.

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Sunday Block Party

The final concert series of Tom Tom features a diverse array of local performers in the midst of crafts, and great local food trucks.

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Artisanal Tom Tom

An open air market featuring local and regional vendors at Lee Park.

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McGuffey Open House

Explore downtown’s largest art space. Throughout the day, McGuffey will be hosting workshops, demos, en plein air painting, and yoga on the lawn.

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Art Attack

A grassroots event that brings the creation process out of the studio and into the streets.

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Pop-Up Park(ing) Spaces

Playful urbanism reimagines eight public parking spaces as stages, art installations, and environmental amenities.

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