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RiffRaff Co-Owner Calls on Community Artists
By CHARLY MARKWART
PRINCETON — For many years, local art entrepreneur Lori McKinney has envisioned her native Mercer County becoming what she calls an “arts destination.” Now, the co-owner of Princeton’s RiffRaff Arts Collective is calling on her fellow local artists and art enthusiasts to join her in that dream by participating in the county’s first annual All Together Arts Week.
“Everyone in our circle of artists has been talking for a long time about the desire to connect the artists and arts groups in the county,” said McKinney. “There is a real desire for unity around here. We felt the need for a sort of countywide arts alliance, and I had the idea that we should have a week to celebrate that. There are so many wonderful things going on here, that have always been going on. Just having a magnet to highlight that is what All Together Arts Week is all about.”