Ashanti McGee is an artist, curator, mother, grant writer, volunteer, and community organizer. For two decades, she has promoted the arts among groups at the local, state, and regional levels. As part of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), Ashanti is a leading advocate for a number of projects and has met with congressional members on Capitol Hill to advocate for arts initiatives in the U.S. West. She specializes in outreach for the arts, environment, public lands, and African American and Native American communities. Ashanti is also a freelance grant writer with expertise in the arts, culture, and literacy grant writing. She has worked or volunteered with Love for Literacy, Outdoors Nevada, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, the Cultural Alliance of Nevada, the Metro Arts Council of Southern Nevada, the Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas, and the Harrison House located in the historic Las Vegas Westside. Ashanti is an adviser for the Weaving our Cultures Arts Festival (WoCAF) in Las Vegas and has curated multiple arts festivals and shows, including at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. She is also a respected artist with a background in painting, drawing, illustration, and sculpture.