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Parking Lot Party raises funds for education

Posted at 12:16 AM, May 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-08 00:16:11-04

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA) hosted its annual Parking Lot Party Saturday.

The event in its third year featured bands, brews and bites.

Local musicians, Richmond Urban Dance, and an aerial circus wowed the crowd.

Proceeds benefited RPAA’s Bright Lights Education Initiatives, which benefit students of all ages and demographics in Richmond and the surrounding counties.

“We’re essentially a resource center for the performing arts in Richmond,” RPAA Executive Director Abbi Haggerty said. “We raise money to help sustain our historic theaters, the Carpenter Theatre and the Altria Theater. And provide a home for local arts organizations. We have education programs we take into schools and communities. And we also try to provide professional development opportunities for the artists here in Richmond.”

Click here for more information on the RPAA and the support they give to local artists.