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Appalshop honored as a top arts center

Appalshop has been named to the 2017 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Top 100 list. The list honors those who “create cultural movement,” according to the Center. “This year, the list takes on a renewed urgency and importance. In the face of uncertain social and political headwinds, we must give voice to those who can lead us towards a more hopeful and equitable future,” a release from the center says.

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is an art gallery and cultural center in San Francisco, Ca.

2017 honorees also include Chance the Rapper, The Indivisible Project, and Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight. Past honorees include Humans of New York, Beyoncé, and Ava Du- Vernay, director of Selma.

“As Appalshop approaches our 50th anniversary, we are honored to have our work recognized alongside such amazing artists and cultural workers across the country. Ones that are advocating for justice and building the communities where all people can live with respect,” Appalshop Board Chair Ada Smith said.

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