I create opportunities for people to connect…to awkwardly & beautifully bump into each other and into new ideas.

And now that you’re here, be brave. Be everyway alive.

The last lines of Peter Gizzi’s poem that, for Sally Kemp, inspire thought and action. As founder of Milk River Arts, Sally uses courage and creativity to inspire a neurodiverse community of artists who make up a collective in the Church Hill neighborhood in Richmond, VA.

Her purpose is simple - Recognize and value the artists who live among us and introduce them to the right mentors & materials so they can support one another and amplify what is their One-of-a-Kind Voice. Sally curates the exchange between artists with and without disabilities and feels the hum of being most fully alive in moments where validation, delight and discovery spring up inside the studio.

Thank you to our generous partners at Capital One, IdeaWeavers, Worth Higgins and Associates, ICF Next, Martin Agency, and Joe Smith

  • Venue November Theatre
  • Coffee & Breakfast Urban Hang Suite
  • Videography Antonio Knoxx
  • Photography Jae and J Photo
  • In Kind Printing Keith Fabry

Watch the full talk here.

Flow through the photos here.