From “800: The Art of Free Space” at the Fuse Arts Center, Atlanta, GA - Photo by Le’Andra LeSeur

From “800: The Art of Free Space” at the Fuse Arts Center, Atlanta, GA - Photo by Le’Andra LeSeur

800 Collective is a diverse group of artists who use art as a means of civic engagement. Golson founded 800 in the Spring of 2015 through a series of workshops he developed and facilitated for the public to creatively center and discuss issues of importance throughout the community. Since its founding, 800 Collective has provided programming throughout Chattanooga and with other communities and organizations, including Project Row Houses in Houston, TX, TILA Studios in Atlanta, GA, and The Curb Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. As its founder, Golson envisions 800 as a continuing work of art, co-authored with collaborating artists and the communities engaged with the project.