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ViBe Story Exchange

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for an evening of ART & STORIES.

Art inspires stories. Stories inspire art. You leave inspired by both! At Story Exchange, we pair artists with authors and embrace the magic that happens when art and written word merge.

Join us Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm to see art by Rebekah Rickards and hear the written story (inspired by the art) by Kindra McDonald.

6:00-7:00pm: Hear the story. Experience the art. Q&A with the author and artist.

7:00-8:00pm: Community gathering with light refreshments.

This event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL AGES!

About the Artist, Rebekah Rickards:  A comedienne, dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, writer, and arts educator. Most recently, she is headlining for the all-women comedy festival in Philadelphia on March 8; Bechdel Test Fest. As a dancer and choreographer her work has been performed and adjudicated all along the east coast most notably; Virginia, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York. She is presenting a dance film.

About the Author, Kindra McDonald: Kindra McDonald received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She teaches poetry at The Muse Writers Center and is an adjunct writing professor and sometimes doctoral student. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. She is the author of the chapbooks Concealed Weapons and Elements and Briars and the forthcoming poetry collections Fossils and In the Meat Years. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for Bettering American Poetry. She lives in the city of mermaids with her husband and cats and she changes hobbies monthly.

About Story Exchange: Story Exchange is a community art initiative bringing together local neighborhoods, businesses and artists to share stories and create art around love, loss and resilience. From young children to the communities’ elders, stories and art of the human experience will be submitted, chosen and shared with the community through local performances and exhibits. Originally inspired by The New York Times’ Modern Love column, Story Exchange is in its fourth year in Hampton Roads having featured 20 Virginia artists and authors. Visit us on Facebook: or Instagram: @storyexchange

About the ViBe Creative District: Located near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, the ViBe Creative District is the newest art and cultural hub in Hampton Roads! The ViBe Creative District non-profit is a 501c3 that exists to promote, support, connect, and inspire the creative industries to boost our local economy, grow jobs, and enhance our quality of life. It works to create and revive economic vibrancy in our neighborhood with a remarkable local vibe. Additionally, ViBe strives to enhance a place of discovery for locals and visitors along with economic vitality to meet the City of Virginia Beach’s vision for a quality resort destination. For more information on please visit, email call 757-202-9533 or follow ViBe Creative District on Facebook at and Instagram at


1701 Garage Side
1701 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 United States