RAAC occasionally partners with other local organizations as well as creates projects on its own to meet new community interests. For example, three efforts were launched in 2015 as described below. New efforts are in the works for 2016.
RAAC-Castleton Art Competition
Rappahannock artists (adults and high schoolers) were invited to celebrate music through their art. An esteemed panel of three judges selected finalists and a grand winner from the entries and all were exhibited at the Middle Street Gallery in May and June. The art competition focused on two-dimensional art that captured the look, sound or experience of music. The winning artwork was featured on the cover of the Castleton Festival program.
RAAC Coloring Book
A 2nd edition of RAAC’s popular coloring book was released in of summer of 2015, consisting of black & white line drawings created by noted Rappahannock artists, accompanied by quotes from the artists. The drawings were ready for children (and adults) to color in with crayons. As in the past, RAAC distributed these free coloring books to local hospitals and pediatrician offices as a community service.
Selma and Rappahannock History
RAAC teamed with the Scrabble School Preservation Foundation and the Rappahannock Historical Society in showing the film, Selma, in December of 2015. The movie was screened at the historic Theatre at Washington, followed by discussions of this period in American history and its relationship to Rappahannock County. Proceeds from the event went to the Scrabble School Preservation Foundation.