Art of the Matter supports a variety of public art projects with an emphasis on community engagement. We focus on sponsoring new and innovative local community projects by local artists and art programs in the community, in Virginia and beyond.
MURAL: Historic Leesburg
Art of the Matter sponsored this mural in historic downtown Leesburg, created by local artists to represent the vibrant nature of this local community.
LAFF film festival
The inaugural Loudoun Arts Film Festival entertained and engaged audiences by curating innovative and compelling films that reflected Loudoun County’s increasingly diverse populace. The festival was originally conceived as a seated event, but organizers pivoted to a drive-in format to accommodate the realities of the coronavirus outbreak. To present this event, Art of the Matter collaborated with Artistic Fuel in partnership with the Loudon Arts Council. This event enabled the community to come together and support artists during the pandemic, via a safe, distanced outdoor format.
This sculpture, initiated and fundraised by Art of the Matter, was commissioned to honor Stanley Caulkins, an iconic community leader. Created by internationally renowned sculptor Jeff Hall, this piece is the only seated bronze sculpture in the historic district. As part of this project, a bust and pedestal were created in the Leesburg executive airport, also named in honor of Stanley Caulkins. We are proud to celebrate Mr. Caulkins' dedication to the greater good in his local community and beyond.
Raflo Park Sculpture garden
Art of the Matter 's supports the development of local artists: we select a yearly artist to support and help them create a public art creation. Displayed is the 2022 winner, displayed at the Raflo Park Sculpture Garden.
hope garden, hillsboro
In this exciting upcoming project, Art of the Matter will help create a beautiful garden in downtown historic Hillsboro, which will include art sculptures, native plants, and a possible COVID-19 memorial. The plans also include a space for live performances to be enjoyed by lovers of the arts of all ages.
unheard voices: Richmond mural
Art of the Matter put together plans to create 100 murals in underserved communities in Richmond - outside the arts district. These murals reflect stories of resilience, hope and inspiration about unsung heroes. The proposed muralists are renowned local and national artists.