Welcome to The Arts Gang, a platform where local artists from the Tuscaloosa area communicate with one another on topics relating to their community. Hoping to raise the arts’ level of prominence within the city, The Arts Gang focuses on the sense of community the arts fosters in terms of connection and interaction. Rather than serving as a simple means of promotion, this project works to bridge the sense of disconnect among Tuscaloosa artists. This is done through weekly interview sessions where local artists communicate back-and-forth on a topic that pertains to their community. Based on social and media theories, The Arts Gang is a creative storytelling network promoting interaction and conversation. It’s a collective effort to enhance the sense of community for local artists.
The Arts Gang is a new solution to an everyday problem, a concept that has great potential if we can all work together to make the arts a viable part of the Tuscaloosa community.