ArtPride New Jersey is grateful to participate in the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference each November, and this year, we focused on how the arts can transform vacant, abandoned or challenging spaces. From public artwork and murals to parklets and pop-up galleries, the arts have played a central role in making our communities safe, beautiful, and more livable. Below, you will find stories highlighting municipalities that have built solid partnerships with arts organizations and artists to transform vacant spaces into arts places.
Click here to view ArtPride’s Slideshow Illustrating Vacant Spaces into Arts Places
(Download a PDF of the slideshow here)
Are you interested in transforming your own community?
ArtPride would be happy to help guide you through the processes to create amazing arts spaces and cultivate new relationships.
Please contact Stephanie Carr for more information.
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ART IN VACANT STOREFRONTS: A NEW ARENA FOR CREATIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of Master of Arts by Lauren Rosenberg
Department of Arts Administration and Policy, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago