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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...
Dallas, Texas Re-imagining existing infrastructure is a Dallas CityDesign opportunity. Photo by Arturo del Castillo, Dallas CityDesign Studio In 2009, the CityDesign Studio was created as an office of the City of Dallas, Texas. Developed in partnership with the Trinity Trust Foundation and funded...
Easton, Pennsylvania Proposed site of the Silk Creative Community at the Historic Simon Silk Mill and North 13th Street Bridge over the Bushkill River. Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Incorporated in 1826, Easton, Pennsylvania's Lafayette College is a private coeducational college with more...
Paterson, New Jersey The Great Falls in downtown Paterson, New Jersey. Photo by Bob Guarasci The mission of the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) is to transform the City of Paterson---one of the nation's most economically distressed communities---into a thriving, diverse,...

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