With the 2nd Sundays Art and Music Festival returning for its ninth year Sunday, founder Shirley Vermillion reflects on the impact she’s made on the Williamsburg cultural landscape since she moved to the city in 2001.
Vermillion grew up in a Northern Neck household devoid of the usual forms of entertainment, such as TV or even radio, and the surrounding area offered little else.
“I had never really experienced art, or shows or galleries,” she said.
That quickly changed with the newfound freedom of young adulthood when she moved to Seattle and roomed with four other young women. The experiences there varied greatly from the ones she had...