February 1, 2014
An art park could be popping up in Charlottesville in the coming months thanks to a few people who want to turn an abandoned space into a canvas.
Local artists held an "Ideathon" on Saturday, coming together to brainstorm and draw out some of their thoughts for the space next to the Ix complex along Monticello Avenue.
They said it can be a space that can bring more people to the Charlottesville area and allow local artists to showcase their own work.
"There is a group of people who are creative, who need space, who want to express themselves and basically have the space for expression," said Ludwig Kuttner, a property manager for the Ix building.
Eventually, they hope to connect the art park to the Downtown Mall.
"We see this as the future of the downtown and the future growth of Charlottesville," said Fabian Kuttner, another property manager for the Ix building. "And, as we know, this is the only are that we see growth happening."
The artists also hope to have a space where they can hold a few classes for people interested in learning about different types of art.