Lawrence Garretson



The SIA Plan calls for massive development and a greenway following the Pollocks Branch creek that will stretch for blocks south between Garrett Street and Elliott Avenue. Photo: Jack Looney.

Paint the town: Massive development is in store for Charlottesville. How will an arts organization help guide the vision?

“To me, this is the heart of Charlottesville right here.” I am standing at the intersection of Monticello Avenue and Sixth Street SE with Matthew Slaats, executive director of The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative. We are talking on this wet, raw December day about community, growth, and the role that the arts can play to […]