The 13th edition of Charlottesville SOUP will be held on Monday, November 18 at Trinity Episcopal Church. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner starts at 7:00pm. Applications to present and the ticket lottery to attend this event are now closed.
SOUP is a seasonal public dinner series to support creative projects right here in Charlottesville. At each SOUP, attendees give a $10 donation and in return they receive soup, salad, bread, dessert—and a vote.
During the meal, community members make short presentations about their creative projects in need of funding. Attendees participate in a dialogue about the proposals over a nourishing meal in handmade bowls by local artists from City Clay.
At the end of the meal, each attendee enters a voting booth to cast his or her vote for which project to fund with the money raised from the meal that night. We’ll award the grant right then and there. Consider SOUP an experiment in civic engagement and a chance to play a role in supporting creativity in our community.
Charlottesville SOUP is a program of New City Arts and made possible by generous community sponsors like an anonymous donor, Albemarle Baking Company, Ashley Walton, The AV Company, Blue Heron Farm, Bowerbird Bakeshop, Champion Brewing Company, City Clay, Ellie Cooks, Festive Fare, Kitchen Catering, l'etoile Catering, Maggie Stein, Tavola, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Willow Knows.
Lauren Stonestreet: An artist facilitating an interactive dance and music project experimenting with color, light, sound and frequency to promote healing and freedom.
David Joo: A papermaker and origami artist seeking to lead papermaking mindfulness workshops at the McGuffey Art Center.
Samantha Dabney: A painter who seeks funds to complete her body of work, “Introspective After My Stroke” for local gallery shows in 2020 and 2021.
New City Arts Initiative awarded papermaker and origami artist David Joo a $2,839 grant to lead papermaking mindfulness workshops at the McGuffey Art Center.
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