Tim Goodridge, coordinator of the East Billings Urban Renewal District, said property owners are working with the Billings Artspace Project to locate its proposed 40-unit live/work housing project for artists in the EBURD.
Have a business-related food idea? You need a commercial kitchen to prepare it in. City Food Studio is one such creative space. Founder Journey Gosselin plans to join forces with Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, a metalworking studio across the street.
Karen Roper, a Silver Spring activist who has helped shepherd the project, said Artspace is already meeting with artists in the community to discuss how they can obtain housing and studio space at the building.
"Everywhere (Artspace projects) have been built, a vibrant arts district has grown up around them, bolstering the local economy and creating true community," said Jaime Glasser, a downtown resident active in Mesa's art scene.
At the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, three separate events are combining into one big weekend. The second annual Ebb & Flow event, celebrating the San Lorenzo River will give way to Tanniversary, the Tannery’s annual birthday celebration.