Coastal Virginia Plein Air is a grass-roots organization comprised of private citizens who live in Norfolk, Virginia. Its mission is to bring art to the community and to help build a sense of community through the funding of special projects. The organization obtained its 501 (c) (3) status in 2019 and donations are tax-deductible.
Coastal VA Plein Air’s goal is to raise funds to commission a second piece of public art for the Ocean View community. Norfolk Arts will match the $25,000 once the initial funds are raised. Funds will also be used to develop a children’s arts program for the Ocean View Elementary School in the spring of 2021.
$50,000 was raised to commission a public sculpture in Ocean View, a neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia. Coastal VA Plein Air contributed $24,000 and NorfolkARTS contributed $26,000. The sculpture committee selected Eileen Gay following a nationwide search administered by NorfolkArts. The sculpture will be placed in Ocean View Park.