Friday, June 29, 2007


1708 Gallery is pleased to be awarded a General Operating Support grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts in the amount of $23,000. A $6,200 increase over last year’s award, this is a generous endorsement of the Gallery’s mission to expand the understanding, development and appreciation of contemporary art.

1708 Gallery would like to thank the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for this award and for helping us to bring new and challenging art to downtown Richmond.

1708 is proud of the Commission’s acknowledgement of 1708 Gallery as “the anchor” of the arts on the Broad Street corridor with “wonderful cutting edge exhibitions.” 1708 Gallery strives to give public exposure and opportunity to emerging and established artists. By showing art that questions, challenges and redefines the social and aesthetic boundaries of the visual arts, 1708 offers an opportunity for the public to investigate and discover the most recent developments in contemporary art. Through diverse exhibitions, educational programs and services for the artists and the community, the gallery provides a forum for dialogue that contributes to the development and creation of culture.

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