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Entire Neighborhood Transformed Into A Giant Street Art Project

Entire Neighborhood Transformed Into A Giant Street Art Project | Art in My Community | Scoop.it

After decades of being ignored and slowly sliding into disrepair, Wynwood as neighbourhood Miami was fast becoming a forgotten part of the city itself. But thankfully,  urban visionary Tony Goldman partnered with Jeffrey Deitch (director of  MoCa Los Angeles) on a mission to change and transform Wynwood from a dour community, to one covered in vibrant and inspiring art.

Abandonded parking lots, derelict street corners & rundown factories were handed over to the likes of some of the most innovative street artists in recent times - Futura, Shepard Fairey, OS Gemeos, Kenny Scharf, to work their magic. Funded and supported by local art grants and sponsors, their street art and murals now cover countless buildings and areas with Wynwood injecting a much-needed burst of life into what was a silent and forlorn part of Miami. In doing so they’ve created an area where art is accessible and open for everyone to enjoy and appreciate – as it should be...


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Entire Neighborhood Transformed Into A Giant Street Art Project

Entire Neighborhood Transformed Into A Giant Street Art Project | Art in My Community | Scoop.it

After decades of being ignored and slowly sliding into disrepair, Wynwood as neighbourhood Miami was fast becoming a forgotten part of the city itself. But thankfully,  urban visionary Tony Goldman partnered with Jeffrey Deitch (director of  MoCa Los Angeles) on a mission to change and transform Wynwood from a dour community, to one covered in vibrant and inspiring art.

Abandonded parking lots, derelict street corners & rundown factories were handed over to the likes of some of the most innovative street artists in recent times - Futura, Shepard Fairey, OS Gemeos, Kenny Scharf, to work their magic. Funded and supported by local art grants and sponsors, their street art and murals now cover countless buildings and areas with Wynwood injecting a much-needed burst of life into what was a silent and forlorn part of Miami. In doing so they’ve created an area where art is accessible and open for everyone to enjoy and appreciate – as it should be...


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Railyard Community Art Garden

A true game-changer for sustainability, this unique "Art" garden offers mass appeal by using music and art to unite the community.
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What a great example of turning a plan into reality!

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LA Commons — Creating Cultural Connections

LA Commons — Creating Cultural Connections | Art in My Community | Scoop.it
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This is one organization that does a great job of connecting to their community and culture through the arts.

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All Placemaking is Creative: How a Shared Focus on Place Builds Vibrant Destinations

All Placemaking is Creative: How a Shared Focus on Place Builds Vibrant Destinations | Art in My Community | Scoop.it

Placemaking is a process, accessible to anyone, that allows peoples’ creativity to emerge. When open and inclusive, this process can be extraordinarily effective in making people feel attached to the places where they live. That makes people more likely to get involved and build shared wealth in their communities.

 

“Placemaking, applied correctly, can show us new ways to help cultures emerge where openness is not so scary,” notes Dr. Katherine Loflin, the lead project consultant for the Knight Foundation’s groundbreaking study, which showed a significant correlation between community attachment and economic growth. “We could find with consistency over time that it was the softer side of place—social offerings, openness, and aesthetics—that really seem to drive peoples’ attachment to their place. It wasn’t necessarily basic services: how well potholes got paved over. It wasn’t even necessarily for peoples’ personal economic circumstances.”

The study’s other key finding was that there is an empirical relationship between higher levels of attachment and cities’ GDP growth.

Placemaking, in other words, is a vital part of economic development. And yet, there has long been criticism that calls into question whether or not this process is actually helping communities to develop their local economies, or merely accelerating the process of gentrification in formerly-maligned urban core neighborhoods. We believe that this is largely due to confusion over what Placemaking is, and who “gets” to be involved. If Placemaking is project-led, development-led, design-led or artist-led, then it does likely lead to gentrification and a more limited set of community outcomes.

 

Read the complete article for more on the process of placemaking and the roles community members play in creating vibrant spaces...


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Positive aspects from being connected to your community.

 

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Overexposure presents social engagement photography at CO ...

Overexposure presents social engagement photography at CO ... | Art in My Community | Scoop.it

... for artists, announced on various art service organizations. A panel then selected from the applicants by examining the quality of their artwork, and their past track record with community and socially engaged projects.


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Photographers showing their community

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Art In A Box – Monthly Art Subscription ServiceArt In A Box –

Art In A Box – Monthly Art Subscription ServiceArt In A Box – | Art in My Community | Scoop.it
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This group of artists came up with an awsome way to share their art with their community, and then some. We've all seen or heard, or maybe participated in, signing up your friends and family for subscribtions from cheeses to cigars. Well, these Bay Area artists decided to forgo the usual wine or produce popular in their area and send out something with more meaning-ART! It's Art in a Box, a unique and wonderfully refreshing way to see artists getting their art out there. 

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Vancouver approves new arts event program; first of its kind in Canada

Vancouver approves new arts event program; first of its kind in Canada | Art in My Community | Scoop.it
Vancouver City Council has approved a new program for indoor arts events, as part of ongoing work to (Rawr-art! MT @VancityBuzz: Good news for arts community!
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Wouldn't it be great if every community had a center like this!

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