Arts in the Alley Greater Fulton – Part II!

We’re excited to host the second Arts in the Alley in Greater Fulton April 14-15! More details to follow soon… for now, mark your calendars!

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The next date…. and photos!

The past year we have had two amazing Arts in the Alley projects – one in Church Hill and one in Fulton Hill. We’re currently planning three for 2012 – the first one on April 14-15, back in Greater Fulton. More to follow soon, but for now…. a few pictures of the mural painting last October!




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doughnuts and paint

What do doughnuts and paint have in common? Selling yummy Krispy Kreme Doughnuts helps Offering raise money to beautify a part of Church Hill with murals at Arts in the Alley!

Arts in the Alley aims to revitalize inner-city and downtown neighborhoods by cleaning up and revitalizing alleys and streets that are currently in disarray, making them into safer places for residents, schools, and businesses and transform the alleys into a bright, outdoor mural gallery.

We’re taking orders between now and Monday February 28, and your doughnuts will be available for pick up Wednesday March 2! To order: send $8 per box via paypal to info@offeringband.com (with a note: doughnuts)! Of course, you can also send a good old-fashioned check for the amount to Offering, P.O. Box 35423, Richmond VA 23235, but paypal is preferred🙂.

And of course, help us spread the word! We need to sell 100 boxes to get the best price, and if we sell those 100 boxes we make $500 for paint – about a third of what we need, so that will be a big help!

Changing our world, one alley at a time. Will you help us raise the money for the paint to do that?

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arts in the alley goes to church hill

It has taken a while, but we’re ready for the next Arts in the Alley in Richmond! Offering is teaming up with Embrace Richmond, Mount Olivet Church, and NAWIC to organize an Arts in the Alley event in Church Hill (Richmond’s East End) on March 12-13, 2011. Stay tuned….

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arts in the alley – beijing pictures

This past Summer, Offering went to Beijing and helped put on an Arts in the Alley there in a migrant workers’ community. Here are a few impressions:







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under the sea…. and in the trees….

At Common Groundz last week a group of young artists – Rebecca Holt, Hannah Mayhew, and Erika Wenrich – painted three booths in a “small creature” theme: octopi, jellyfish, and tree frogs.

Tree frogs!

Tree frogs!


one octopus, two octopi....

one octopus, two octopi....


pretty jellyfish

pretty jellyfish

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pictures from last week!

Last week’s Arts in Action was a huge success – here are a few pictures to show the transformation of Common Groundz! Thank you to Greg and Wendy Collins of Arts in the Alley for coordinating all the paintings and painters (and painting…. a LOT!), and to Rebecca Holt, Hannah Mayhew, Erika Wenrich, Rebecca Oliver, Brandon Mayer, Andrew Cothern, Rebeckah Moran, Claire Collins, and Martha Catherine for making this amazing Richmond coffeeshop even more amazing!

Looking from the outside in - three of the booth-paintings.

Looking from the outside in - three of the booth-paintings.


View from the other side - with marvelous art by Rebecca Oliver

View from the other side - with marvelous art by Rebecca Oliver


tropical paradise!

The center mural: tropical paradise!

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