Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Earth Day...Bada-Bing

Why not continue the Valentine's Day/Easter pattern and celebrate another holiday with chocolate? We've just come out with some bodaciously beautiful bars. We'll be hawking them for $10 donations at Richmond's Earth Day celebration this Saturday (4/18), 10am-4pm in Manchester's Warehouse District (south end of the 14th Street Bridge), home of ART 180 HQ. Click here for more information about Earth Day Richmond.

Can't come Saturday? You can find us on Sunday at the Richmond Craft Mafia's Spring-Bada-Bing. Providing yet another excuse to come to Manchester, "the boss of all craft shows" will be at Plant Zero from 11am-4pm on Sunday (4/19). 

Check out these new designs, selected 'specially for Mama Earth:

Save the Earth by Maddy Frataneangela

Please Don't Pollute by Samantha Crouch

Treasure Our Environment Now by Sidney Lyda

Think Green by Lisa Kellner

Recycle by Lindsay White

Even though it's not environmental (depending on how you look at it, of course), we thought it was just too perfect not to turn this one into a candy bar:

Skippy Happy Candy World by Sarah Shannon

See all the candy bars we've created here:

If you're hibernating this weekend (or hitting the road), visit these awesome local spots next week to get your chocobars:
For the Love of Chocolate (Carytown)
Mongrel (Carytown)
Quirk Gallery (Gallery District on Broad)
Crossroads Art Center (Staples Mill)
and the newest outlet, J. Emerson Fine Wines & Cheese at 5716 Grove Ave. (near Libbie)

...and feeling good about having supported ART 180 and helping to give young people a voice through art, mark May 20th on your calendar. That's the date of The Big Show, when we'll showcase the work of all the kids in our programs. You won't want to miss it. 

Sunday, March 1, 2009

More Chocolate!

We just got a whole new batch of gourmet chocolate goodness wrapped in art for your tasting and collection. Look for new designs at Quirk Gallery (311 West Broad Street) and in Carytown at Mongrel and For the Love of Chocolate. $10 for milk or dark chocolate (and thanks again to For the Love for sharing the love, through chocolate). Remember: buy 4 and get a 5th one free...You can never have too much chocolate, you know.

Look for these new wrapper designs:

"Video Game Paradise" by Beth Varni
"Happy Bob" by Jared Jenkins

"Love What You Can Do" by Heilbron Rushing-Cooper

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


This year we're launching the "sequel" to Change for a Ten by amplifying the collected voices for change in the community.

Join us this Friday, February 6th, 7-10pm at Ghostprint Gallery (220 W. Broad St.). In conjunction with the launch of their Midseason Arts Issue, we're partnering with Style Weekly to showcase 10 of their distribution boxes that have been transformed by local artists to reflect themes of CHANGE. See these way-cool public artworks together in one place for one night only, before they make their way out into the world!

You can even take some dollars a fun new format. We created Change for a Ten candy bar wrappers featuring a few timely and love-themed art dollars. Then we hooked up with our friends at For the Love of Chocolate, who generously donated gourmet chocolate bars (milk AND dark) to wrap them around. We'll be selling these lovely art bars for $10 at Ghostprint on the 6th, conveniently 8 days before Valentine's Day, so pick 'em up for your sweetie, your boss, your aunt, your child's teacher, your pet sitter, etc. They'll adore you, and we'll adore you. And if you can't make it on the 6th, the bars will be available after then at For the Love of Chocolate (Carytown), Quirk Gallery (311 W. Broad), and through ART 180.

See more dollars in the window of Radio Richmond, a block away at 308 W. Broad St. Then walk down the street to the Legal Aid Justice Center at 2nd and Broad, where we're displaying artwork by the young people in three of our fall 2008 programs. Marvel at their beautiful stained glass (Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club), laugh at their clever comics (St. Andrew's School), and check out their one-of-a-kind, self-expression T-shirts (Friends Association for Children).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


#0275- Sarah Posey, Beauty of my Dreams

Monday, January 12, 2009


#0274- Rebecca Kuzemchak, Childhood Literacy

Sunday, January 11, 2009


#0273- Sidney Fait Nicholas, Bikes

Saturday, January 10, 2009


#0272- Dewi, Untitled

Friday, January 9, 2009


#0271- Ava Novak, Untitled

Thursday, January 8, 2009


#0270- Rhonda Sykes, Untitled

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


#0269- Loupassi, Untitled

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


#0268- Loupassi, Untitled

Monday, January 5, 2009


#0267- Sunny Miller, Fairies

Sunday, January 4, 2009


#0266- Campbell Miller, Flower Petals

Saturday, January 3, 2009


#0265- Adam Edwards, 2yrs/55yrs

Friday, January 2, 2009


#0264- Anonymous, Downtown Revitalization

Thursday, January 1, 2009


#0263- Nick Harris, What's the Time?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


#0261- Margaret Doyle and Olivia Morris, Wonderful World of Money (SOLD)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


#0260- Katelin Childers, Yay Green!

Monday, December 29, 2008


#0259- Jeffrey Metzger, Thinking About It

Sunday, December 28, 2008


30258- Mary Van Ness, 100 Dollar Bill

Saturday, December 27, 2008


#0257- Micheal Jeffarian, Grow

Friday, December 26, 2008


#0223- Gene Toutsi, Pearl in the Moonlight

Thursday, December 25, 2008


#0203- Kayla Baxton, Daddy

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


#0187- Haley Mayers, Piece of a Puzzle

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


#0164- Emma Lou Martin, 10=1...It's the Economy Stupid

Monday, December 22, 2008


#0163- Rachel Burgett, Growing Communities (SOLD)

Sunday, December 21, 2008


#0162- Emily Salle, Accepting What Matters (SOLD)

Saturday, December 20, 2008


#0161- Charlie Connell, Peace (SOLD)

Friday, December 19, 2008


#0160- Matt Brown, More Art in the Community

Thursday, December 18, 2008


#0159- Heidi Gould, Slow Down

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


#0158- Zane Bevan, Yay Flowers! (SOLD)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


#0157- Stephanie Russel, Buy Local

Monday, December 15, 2008


#0156- Cassandra Wilder, Save the Endangered Species

Sunday, December 14, 2008


#0155- Erin Porter, More Books and Bikes (SOLD)

Saturday, December 13, 2008


#0154- Sarah Shannon, Skippy Happy Candy World (SOLD)

Friday, December 12, 2008


#0262- Ben Padgett, Nich H

Thursday, December 11, 2008


#0153- Devin Hoff, Attention to Detail (SOLD)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


#0138- Robby Feagans, Keeping It Real!

Dollar Stocking Stuffers

Don't you think an art dollar would be a great stocking stuffer? Buy one today. $10!
email to find out if the one you like is still available. or make a donation in honor of someone and let us pick out a dollar to send them! Remember, your support helps ART 180 run after-school art programs for young people in challenging circumstances.

Learn more here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Frankie Slaughter's Holiday Shopping

#0039- Frankie Slaughter, What time is it?

Like this "dollar"? You'll really like this:

Artist/designer Frankie Slaughter opens her studio for holiday shopping Art prints, jewelry, children's wear and her signature jackets are at special holiday prices. Dec. 17 and 18 from 10 am-3 and 6-8:30 pm and Dec. 19 10-3 am. 12 South Auburn Ave. 804-358-2182


#0135- Kerry Riley, Bill Me

Monday, December 8, 2008


#0134- Diana Davis, Community Communications