The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy, kicked off it’s “Embrace the Culture” series on Friday (Marc 27). Embrace the Culture is a virtual series to showcase and support local visual, literary, film, music, crafts, fashion, and culinary artists.

The series kicked off, with DJ Raj Smoove at Gallier Hall for the Mayor’s Lunch Mix. The performance is available here.

“We want to uplift for creatives to increase opportunities, stimulate the economy, and preserve traditions through a virtual experience. Our culture bearers serve as a beacon light of hope and we value the importance of bringing artistic expressions directly to you safe at home,” said Lisa Alexis, director of the Office of Cultural Economy.

Future performances will be announced this week.

“It is important to feel the soul of the city at all times because the culture is thriving within us. So let’s create while at home,” said Alana Harris, deputy director of Arts & Culture.

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