Art Works Blog

Creative Placemaking

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,...
Memphis, Tennessee Renderings of the proposed facade of 477 S. Main, from Rebecca Conrad at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects. Memphis, Tennessee, incorporated in 1826, is known for its rich and vibrant culture. The city government has been focusing on leveraging and amplifying the city's arts...
Sacramento, CA Dancers from Sacramento Ballet perform on the street for free to better connect with the community. Photo courtesy of Sacramento Ballet Innovation Since coming to Sacramento with roots in New York and Los Angeles, I am continually inspired by being part of a community reaching for...
Washington, DC In case you missed it at the National Council on the Arts meeting last week, here's Ann Markusen presenting her new report (produced with Anne Gadwa) on creative placemaking, commissioned by the Mayors' Institute on City Design. You can download a pdf of the report from our...

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