In keeping with enhancing the community I think about the street art festival. The RVA street art scene has really taken off. With the street art festival we see a plethora of styles in using an interesting canvas (most recently the old bus depot) to express themselves and really say something to the community.
For the events to be sustained and to be successful it takes funding and convincing. With the convincing it isn’t too hard since Richmond has become full of quirky and artsy people that really want to say something.
With funding however, I think Kind would be a good sponsor of street art ventures. Street art is a way to express what people have to say in to the people that live in the same little world they do. It is a chance to say something to both a crowd, loudly and a stranger, intimately at the same time. This is good for the community. It helps develop the culture, it causes a little bit of a stir, in a good way.