Gracie Kreth, a rising third-year at the University of Virginia, has lived in Charlottesville for two years. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, she loves exploring Albemarle County and is really interested in learning more about Charlottesville’s vibrant and diverse culture. Double majoring in English and Media Studies, she has experience working for a local newspaper in Northwest Arkansas, The Madison County Record, as well as working for The Cavalier Daily since her first semester at UVA. Gracie enjoys art, reading and listening to podcasts.
What makes Charlottesville-Albemarle special to you?
The community has a very unique and vibrant arts scene. Its bookstores, concerts, food, wineries and many art galleries make Charlottesville a very special place to explore.
Best part of working at Charlottesville Tomorrow?
I am excited to engage in the Charlottesville community by listening to people’s stories and getting the opportunity to retell them.
Ultimate Charlottesville Saturday?
My ultimate day would begin at FlyDog yoga studio in a heated vinyasa class. I’d have a picnic on the Lawn for lunch followed by an afternoon shopping around the local bookstores and jumping from coffee shop to coffee shop with friends. This fantastic day would end with a concert at Sprint Pavilion or the Jefferson.
Favorite arts and culture venue in Charlottesville and away from Charlottesville?
In Charlottesville, I’m a huge fan of Chroma Projects art gallery, and outside the community, I love Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Most interesting trip away from Charlottesville?
My junior year of high school, I spent New Year’s Eve in Narita, Japan. Filled with Japanese traditions, the trip was very different from anything I had ever previously experienced, making it a family vacation to remember.