Santa Cruz’s Sonia Le is picking up that tradition. Le, 38, is an independent fashion designer who works from her studio/office at the Tannery Arts Center. But she’s also a teacher, looking to instill the skills of fashion into a new generation.
A financing plan to build a rental loft tower where local artists with low incomes can live and work is being redrawn after the project slated for state land in Kakaako encountered a $10 million cost increase due to a construction delay.
Carla Perlo is twirling a ribbon and dancing around a formerly vacant alley off 8th and Kearny Streets NE. Right off the sidewalk, one of those flailing inflatable tube men flaps over itself in the wind.
ERIK HOWARD WAS IN A PANIC. The founder of The Alley Project (TAP)—a community center and gallery for youth creating street art and garage murals in Southwest Detroit—was working on an ArtPlace America Grant for Creative Placemaking.