Style Weekly's 'Richmond of the Year' winners

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The First Fridays Art Walk is back in Richmond this week. For nearly a decade, the monthly arts festival has successfully brought people downtown.

Because of that, Style Weekly named the galleries and businesses of First Fridays Art Walk as the magazine's "Richmonders of the Year."

Style Weekly's editor in chief Jason Roop joined NBC12 to discuss this choice.

See the video at right for the full interview.

Q: In the past you have given larger than life individual public figures like Doug Wilder and this recognition. Why did you decide to go, with a smaller and perhaps a bit lower profile group, what separated them?

Q: There is no question that your paper has covered this controversy more than other media outlets. Is that part of the reason you gave them this distinction, to draw it even further into the light?

Q: How do you think the city is going to respond to your report?

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