Join us at the NJ League of Municipalities Conference from November 13-16 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. ArtPride staff will share information on Art Matters, a co-sponsored project with the NJ State Council on the Arts, and first steps to create public art in towns throughout the state. Kelley Prevard, an artist from the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, will paint a 4 x 6 foot mural panel live at the ArtPride booth (105/107), and the Art Matters video celebrating 40 years of public art in New Jersey will be on display along with videos that show public art being created locally in Atlantic City.
A panel discussion, “Creative Partnerships that Transform Neighborhoods,” will take place on Tuesday, November 14 at 2 pm in Room 308 of the Convention Center. The panel is coordinated by ArtPride NJ and the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, and the presiding mayor is Mayor Barry Conaway of Burlington City. Panelists include Marie Mascherin, Chief Lending Officer, NJ Community Capital, Anthony Smith, Executive Director, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Julia Taylor, Deputy Operations Officer, Isles, Inc., and Leo Vazquez, Executive Director, National Consortium of Creative Placemaking.
Panelists will discuss the ingredients necessary to transform vacant spaces and stranded real estate assets into dynamic, community-revitalized neighborhood, and how partners come together to develop and sustain creative spaces that not only house and engage residents, but also entice businesses and visitors.