Richmond Rotary donated funds to assist NIAD with updating it’s artist’s workshop including the purchase of saws, including one that will not cut flesh, as well as a jig saw and other repairs. We visited with Executive Director Amanda Eicher who gave us a tour. Thank you NIAD for the incredible positive impact you have on adults with developmental disabilities.
This accessible woodshop is where the “Heart & Soul of Richmond Art” project will take shape over the next few months!
Every year, the Richmond Rotary Club offers NIAD generous funding towards a specific area of need. This year, we sponsored equipment for an incredible new shop completely converted and rebuilt from an underutilized storage space.
The shop will be used to fabricate elements of a display NIAD artists are creating in partnership with the Richmond Main Street Initiative @richmondmainstreetca with a Love Your Block Mini-Grant from the City of Richmond City Manager’s Office, Economic Development and Community Services Department.
“In partnership with the NIAD Art Center ten local artists and directors will collaborate to create 18 wooden heart-shaped art pieces, telling the rich history of Richmond, half of which will be displayed in the Downtown Community Green Space Garden, white the other half will be displayed in NIAD’s windows.”
Read more on The Richmond Standard website: Richmond Rotary Club puts heart into NIAD art