In one of the largest town hall meetings ArtSpace organizers have ever seen, artists and art lovers asked questions and gave their input on what can be done to renovate and use the Capri and Capitol theaters in downtown Ottumwa.
Mesa’s Artspace project partners, City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department, NEDCO and Artspace recently launched a Valley-wide survey to collect critical data aimed at determining the space needs of artists, arts and cultural organizations, and creative and arts friendly businesses in Mesa and the greater Phoenix area.
Committee co-chairs Jeff Hendred and Pam Kaupins soon realized that someone would be needed to help Ottumwa decide the best ways to plan, design and revitalize these amazing buildings - See more at: http://ottumwacourier.com/local/x1442597945/If-walls-could-talk#sthash.p8QlotEU.dpuf
Artspace Senior Vice President for Consulting and Strategic Service Wendy Holmes explains that the developer keeps rental prices low by drawing from federal resources designed to serve low-income people, including housing tax credits and community development block grants.
The projects Artspace has done made my mind race with possibilities for Petersburg. We can all see the way art is building our own community and has been a catalyst for economic development downtown. Friday For the Arts!
Artspace identified Portland's public works fleet facility, in a former general store in Bayside, and the potential development of properties owned by S. Donald Sussman, majority owner of the Portland Press Herald, in the Hampshire Street area as the best options.