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Fencelines Community Art Workshops

Fencelines Community Art Workshops

Create art for environmental justice in Richmond!

This summer, join the Fencelines team for a series of hands-on art workshops that will provide space for the community to reflect on local conditions of environmental injustice in Richmond. Participants will paint on recycled wooden fence slats with images, messages and stories that respond to the following prompts:“What message do you have for the polluting industry here in Richmond?” and “What vision do you have for your community in the future?”

The slats created in these workshops will be used to form a temporary public art installation along a city-owned fence bordering the Chevron refinery and North Richmond neighborhoods in fall 2022. Additionally, this installation will be shown in an exhibition at Richmond Art Center in spring 2023.  

Fencelines Community Art Workshops will be presented at Richmond Art Center every third Saturday this summer. Additional workshops will be presented out in Richmond at local community events. All workshops are free to attend. 

Fencelines Art Workshops at Richmond Art Center

Saturday, June 18, 2pm-4pm

Saturday, July 16, 12pm-2pm

Saturday, August 20, 12pm-2pm

Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm

Fencelines Workshops in the Community

Saturday, June 18, 10am-12pm: Urban Tilth Volunteer Day at Unity Park

Saturday, July 9: Richmond LAND: Love Your Block Event in North Richmond

Saturday, August 6: APEN Refinery Explosion 10 Year Memorial Event; Hood Day in North Richmond at Shields-Reid Park

… and other summer 2022 events with Richmond Our Power Coalition TBD!

Fencelines aspires to create a unique, celebratory monument with the community in Richmond by: facilitating the creation of artwork by the community itself, promoting conversation and connection between Richmond community members, bringing awareness to issues of environmental injustice, and beautifying and activating an otherwise underutilized space. The project design and participatory format is explicitly designed to center and amplify the voices of the community. 

The Fencelines team is made up of local artists, organizers, and community members, Princess Robinson, Graham L.P., Dulce Galicia and Gita Khandagle. This project is presented in partnership with Richmond Our Power Coalition, Richmond Art Center, and Fencelines. 

Top Image: Princess Robinson, co-creator of the Fencelines project, with her family


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