Morgantown Art Party
Backstory and Context
Morgantown Art Party began as an informal meeting group for artists and musicians. It has since grown into a fully-fledged 501C3 non-profit organization devoted to supporting local artists through community engagement. CEO and founder Jillian Kelly said of the organization, "Our mission with Morgantown Art Party is to make it easier for local artists to be artists, for them to succeed, for them to have a place where they can have a show they can afford."1 The organization supports a wide variety of arts including studio arts, poetry, music, theater, and more. Morgantown Art Party hosts frequent events such as workshops, performances, and art exhibits. It relies almost exclusively on community support in the form of volunteering and donations.
Home, Morgantown Art Party. Accessed August 28th 2020. https://www.morgantownartparty.com/.
1. Hoolahan, Casey. Non-Profit Opens Space for Local Artist, WDTV. July 8th 2018. Accessed August 28th 2020. https://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Non-Profit-Opens-Space-for-Local-Artist--487619121.html.