Walk Up Registration is open for weekend and day passes at The Haven from 4-7 PM on Friday, April 20, 8:45-9:15 AM on Saturday, April 21, and 11:45 AM-12:30 PM on Sunday, April 22. (Cash or check only)

Art, City, & Society

April 20th-22nd, 2012

Why does art matter? How are artists funded? What makes their work good?

While the landscape of the arts community is always changing, many questions remain the same, questions such as What is the responsibility of the artist? and What is good art? We at New City Arts have organized an April forum to engage both the newly emerging and the perennial issues—of art, city, and society—faced by artists as they pursue their curious vocation.

We want you—whether you haven’t painted since you were in high school or whether you are the next Picasso—to join us for a weekend of art enthusiasm in Charlottesville.

We have invited top-notch presenters and paired them together based on their expertise, interests, and relationships. As you visit exhibits and attend performances, you will experience, not just hear about, great artwork. (And there will be a fancy, secret dinner in beautiful downtown Charlottesville.)

We invite you (yes, you) to join this conversation and this community. Really, the performers, presenters, and chefs could not be better, but your participation is crucial to the forum’s success. Come listen as practitioners and philosophers address contemporary questions of our collective, creative world, and become part of a still-forming community that seeks to be attentive to the life and profession of the artist.

The Haven is located at 112 West Market St., Charlottesville, VA 22902.