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ARTS+STRATEGY+IMPACT

The General Store Inc is a creative content agency that designs projects, strategy, activations and experiences that ignite creativity and electrify community. Since 2005 The General Store Inc has created, produced, curated and collaborated on relative, progressive, fresh art, content and experiences. In this now future THE GENERAL STORE INC continues to produce progressive work, solve new business challenges and supports those working in the social good space.

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Seshat Y. Walker

After moving to the Washington DC in the late 90’s, Seshat Y Walker thrived as poet, spoken word artist and cultural curator of the burgeoning U Street art scene. Since then Walker has designed creative strategy and freshly innovative projects for the Smithsonian, The Kennedy Center, DC Public Library, WACIF, Washington Performing Arts Society, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), H Street Festival, DC FUNK PARADE, SWAP DC, DC WritersCorp, The Art of Living, and more. As the owner and principal creative strategist of The General Store Inc Seshat consults independent artists, institutions, organizations, and small businesses on ways to solve new business challenges and transform their brand. She is the founder of the aSHE FUND Microgrant for women of color creatives. Walker is the author of Fill That Space: A Resident's Guide to Creative Placemaking published in April 2014. She is the creator of the MakeDo Sessions and curator/producer of the BeatsNBeans discussion series and radio show. In 2013 Walker earned an Masters in Design Management from Savannah College of Art & Design. Walker’s poetic work has been featured in publications Locale (self-published) Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds (City Lights Foundation, Growing Up Girl: An Anthology of Voices from Marginalized Spaces( Girl Child Press)

photo by Les Talusan