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ArtsRevive announces plans to clean-up, reactivate artist space

ArtsRevive and Cougar Oil are working to reactivate a space in Selma.

On Sept. 21, the group will be holding a clean-up day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 136 Maxey St. to help clean up the old auto shop building and eventually turn it into a space for young artists in Selma to develop their skills that will enhance their future.

ArtsRevive incoming President Rex Jones said ArtsRevive’s plans to transform the building into a creative hub for the youth of the community to learn new skills and use them to enhance the community needs all of the help it can get.

“It is by working together that we can see Selma thrive,” Jones wrote, adding that with the assistance of professional artists, community members and chaperones, the youth will be “heavily involved in the design process of the building.”

Jones added that the space will host various art classes and activities while encouraging the artists to view art as a form of expression and as a product for sale.

“We hope to have people from all over Selma. All groups, nonprofits, churches and anyone who wants to help Selma will come help us clean up The Shop,” said Jones. “We will have cameras there to document everything. Let’s show the world how Selma can come together for a good cause.”

Jones added that anyone wishing to volunteer is encouraged to bring yard equipment to clean the yard area, some trailers to haul off trash and shop brooms and supplies for cleaning the inside of the shop.