RVA Mag would like to extend a very warm thank you to the following sponsors. These organizations have been extremely gracious in supporting arts and culture in Richmond by providing financial contributions to RVA Mag. This has allowed us to thrive as an independent voice in our community and evolve with the city at the same dynamic pace. We cannot overstate the importance of local businesses in supporting the community and how this creates an environment where culture and art can thrive. The pages of our publication will remain full of editorials and reporting which encourages investment and engagement in locally run businesses. They remain the key to the city of Richmond.
ART Open 365 days a year, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art is a non-profit institution which exists to foster awareness, exploration, and understanding of the significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity with multiple changing exhibitions and educational programming throughout the year, VMFA stimulates critical thinking and dialogue throughout Virginia. Thank you for your support — it allows RVA Magazine & GayRVA to continue its mission to serve our community.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS OF RVA MAGAZINE
WORLD OF MIRTH World of Mirth is the perfect store for the weird little town that is Richmond, VA. Built on the simple idea that toys can bring people together then asking everyone “To Come In and Play!” is as Richmond as it gets. Owner Thea Brown and Company bring joy to thousands of kids and adults each year with a selection of unique toys, brain busting puzzle games, hard to find postcards, tine animal figurines, super fun card games, kinda-out-there costumes, quirky rubber masks, witty/smart ass books, and more from all over the world under one roof. Thank you for being RVA Mag’s first consistent supporter — honestly the team could not have eaten those first years without your belief in us, thank you.
ELLWOOD THOMPSON’S The magazine’s very first distributor back in 2005, Ellwood Thompson has shown a commitment to supporting not only RVA Mag and GayRVA but EVERYTHING good that is local. From helping raise money for non profits, to buying direct from local and regional farmers, spotlighting the best in our city’s beer scene, and supporting any number of awesome causes — Ellwood Thompson has been a bed rock of our community. Thank you guys.
HARDYWOOD PARK CRAFT BREWERY The people behind Hardywood pushed everyone to rethink the level that our city can aspire to. We enjoyed good craft beer before in Richmond but Hardywood’s highly rated beers sent ripples across the nation and set the stage for the explosive growth in the craft beer scene we all currently enjoy. Add the events and support for the local culture, Hardywood is appreciated by everyone in the scene and we thank you.
DON’T LOOK BACK Innovation comes in many forms and Hamooda has been on the forward edge of innovation in this city for many years now. His restaurant ventures have breathed life into Carytown, and re-energized the food scene in a way that has inspired other restauranteurs and restaurant goers throughout Richmond. His newest venture,11 Months, is on the forward edge of what is possible when food, design, and innovation can intersect in one location. Why is this important? Because Richmond’s magic is driven by creative people who have a vision that can go beyond their own surroundings and inspire all segments of our city.