In concert with its pursuit to elevate under-recognized artists, The Ride Gallery exists to serve a secondary educational mission to cultivate arts-based entrepreneurship in the developing world. "My career in the arts changed dramatically following my first visit to Central America in 2005. Since then I've understood that the arts are not just a vital outlet for expression, but that they also serve as an undeniable vehicle for responsible social and economic development," says Anderson.
In August of 2013, The Ride Gallery will launch The Ride Gallery Art Center in Pedasi, Panama, to exhibit internationally acclaimed artists while bringing educational workshops and arts experiences to Central American youth. By providing arts education, mentorship, and investment in regional cultural enterprises, the The Ride Gallery Art Center endeavors to catalyze a new generation of creative entrepreneurs in the heart of the developing world.
All proceeds from The Ride Gallery's sales directly support the exhibiting artists and the educational mission of the The Ride Gallery Art Center. The entirety of the gallery's percentage of earned income is directed to fund this groundbreaking social entrepreneurship initiative.
For more information and to view and purchase exhibited artworks, please visit http://www.theridegallery.com.