Monday, June 1, 2015

Creative Placemaking: Transforming Communities through the Arts, Part 2

This coming Monday NEDCO, with local partners Mesa Arts Center and LISC Phoenix, are bringing the regional Creative Placemaking conversation to Mesa! Join Jaime Bennett, Executive Director of ArtPlace America, Artplace grant recipients Greg Esser of Roosevelt Row, Cindy Ornstein of the Mesa Arts Center, and Tracy Taft from the Sonoran Desert Alliance and the Curley School in Ajo, as well as Mesa Mayor John Giles.
Erik Takeshita leads the discussion with Naomi Cytron,
Bedoya, and Beth Siegel at the first creative
event at the Herberger.

Our last event, sponsored by LISC Phoenix, NEDCO, Mesa Arts Center, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, was held at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix and brought together over 250 local artists, developers and professionals interested in Creative Placemaking. This event will follow up and expand on that conversation. Last time a small group was able to meet and continue the conversation, and the same will be true of this event, with an "after-party" and conversation at the Mesa Urban Garden.

The event is free, but an RSVP is required at Eventbrite

The conversation after the event brought together a 
number of Creative Placemaking practitioners to discuss 
how this tool is used in the Valley.
Creative Placemaking is increasing the vitality of communities across America, in large measure due to support from the national consortium of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions behind the work of ArtPlace America. Hear from ArtPlace's Executive Director on what is happening with this movement, its impact on community development, and how you can help foster cross-sector collaborative work in service of your community.

Monday, June 8, 2015
4:30 - Refreshments/Networking
5:00-7:00 - Panel and Q &A
7:00-9:00 - Conversation & Networking

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