Today I am stepping down as executive director of ArtAround and handing over the reigns to Lindsey Davis.
Lindsey is an energetic, kindred spirit and the founder of wanderart.org, a database of art in the public space. She believes in the mission of connecting people to the art around them as much as anyone and I’m excited to see where she takes ArtAround next. (For more about Lindsey, WanderArt, read her blog post, here.)
Helping people map and find the art around them has been a wonderful, challenging and fulfilling project for me for the past (nearly) four years.
Like all hard things you do that you care deeply about, you don’t get them done alone, but with really smart, capable people, many of whom, for this particular project, worked on a shoe-string budget and often for no money at all.
(Me, second from the right, with Laura Kogler, Laura Kerry and Alexis Arnold)
Special thanks to all the people and organizations that have helped and supported ArtAround along the way including:
Star St. Germain
Laurenellen McCann (Original founder of ArtAround)
Yancey Strickler Baratunde
The Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA)
Code for America
SF Arts Commission
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Betti Ono Gallery
~ Anna Bloom