Art Pot, the state’s first Hispanic multicultural center, recognized as organization of the year


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Hanahan-based Art Pot Multicultural Center has been recognized as the organization of the year by the Federal Affairs Management Group Corp., a company that benefits community and faith-based organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The Art Pot is the first Hispanic multicultural center in South Carolina; construction started last summer and the center celebrated its grand opening this past March. Art Pot’s mission, “to create a space of integration, culture, and education through the arts,” is achieved through its various programs and workshops, held both at its Hanahan location and in local libraries and churches.

City Paper talked to Art Pot’s founder, Maribel Acosta Gonzalez in 2015, when she discussed her then-project, MAG Art. CP‘s Susan Cohen wrote, “MAG Art is Acosta’s arts education organization, which offers workshops, educational theater experiences, presentations, and graphic design. But it’s more than that: it’s also Acosta’s attempt to build a more diverse and accepting community through art.” MAG Art evolved into what is today Art Pot.

Art Pot invites the community to participate in a celebration of this recognition on Fri. June 23 at 7 p.m. at the Art Pot’s location, 5909 Loftis Road, Hanahan.

Learn more about Art Pot and its initiatives online.
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