PADC held its first Art and Essay showcase. 

The theme of the showcase was  “the beloved community” and was inspired by Dr. King Jr’s quote “Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.

He called for a community that is inclusive, caring, and equitable — one that doesn’t have hate or racism. Artists were asked to respond to Dr. King’s quote by answering the question - How can we create an inclusive and beloved community in Piedmont? 

Below is a video featuring some of the work submitted: