Design Marathon participants will spend all day using their creative juices to help a deserving local non-profit: Cultivate Charlottesville, the umbrella organization for The Charlottesville Area Food Justice Network (cafjn), City Schoolyard Garden, and Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville.

Participants form several “agencies-for-a-day,” working with a variety of designers, copywriters, and developers to satisfy the beneficiary's brief. Once everyone puts down their laptops and color swatches, everyone heads to the Showcase event, where Cultivate Charlottesville will pick the winning agency. The prize? Making an impact in the community. (Also, breakfast and lunch are provided!)

See the Design Marathon agencies present their work to Cultivate Charlottesville. It's like the best scenes from Mad Men, but live and in person. Not to mention, the selected design will be put to use by Cultivate Charlottesville for years to come.


  • Occurred Thursday, October 10th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Vinegar Hill Theatre

220 West Market St
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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