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Creative Placemaking

Washington, DC Reach by Lorna Jordan was a public project of the Washington State Arts Commission in cooperation with Edmonds Community College. Photo by Lorna Jordan Studio In 1986, the Arts Endowment was celebrating its 20th birthday. The winter edition of Arts Review featured an interview with...
Washington, DC Jody Tableporter. Photo courtesy Harvard University Graduate School of Design For the past six years, the National Endowment for the Arts has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to sponsor the Governors’ Institute on Community Design . The Governors’...
Houston, Texas Rick Lowe, founder of Project Row Houses, was one of the pioneers of creative placemaking. From our archives, here's a story about Lowe's transformative project. (Lowe was one of the panelists on our September 2010 Creative Placemaking panel. Take a look at the video archive...
San Francisco, California Giant Ghosts , 2009, recycled paper, by Paul Hayes, part of the San Francisco Arts Commission's Art in Storefronts project. Photo by Eduardo Solér Established in 1932, the San Francisco Arts Commission includes providing equal access to high-quality art experiences for...
Kansas City, Missouri Members of the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company perform at the 2010 LIVE! in the Crossroads Concert Series, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, in the historic Kansas City Crossroads Arts District. Photo © April Befort, 2010 Last week I spent two days in...
Kent, Washington The Herbert Bayer Earthworks is a public park, storm water detention dam and Modernist masterpiece located in Kent, Washington. (c) Herbert Bayer, Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks , 1982. Courtesy of City of Kent Public Art Collection. Photo by John Hoge The City of Kent established an...
Washington, DC by Rocco Landesman When I make the case for investing in the arts, I use just two words that have three meanings: "Art works." "Art works" first refers to works of art themselves---the performances, objects, and texts that are the creation of artists. "Art...
Los Angeles, California Samuel Hoi at the November 10 launch event for the 2010 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region . Photo courtesy of Otis College of Art and Design Since 2007, Otis College of Art and Design has commissioned the annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy...
Kansas City, Missouri by Harlan Brownlee, President and CEO, Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City Sundog was the 2010 Art/Work Best in Show and People?s Choice winner. Art/Work is a city-wide corporate arts challenge that enables companies to showcase their employees? talents in the literary,...
Oakland, California Fluid Dynamics by Fernanda D'Agostino and Valerie Otani, Oakport Street at Zhone Way, Oakland. Photo by Fernanda D'Agostino Oakland, California's Cultural Arts and Marketing Division provides services to the arts community and provides strategic marketing support...

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