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Come discuss creating an arts community

Calling all artists, art lovers, art businesses and supporters of arts + community 

Imagine a place where artists could afford to live while crafting, displaying and selling their art. Imagine that place also having an intimate performance place where the community could gather for music and performances or view an art exhibit, and nearby businesses would be art-friendly ventures. Would you want to live there?

Artists, art lovers and art-friendly entrepreneurs are invited to offer their ideas and thoughts on creating a community with affordable live/work housing for artists and space for arts organizations, creative businesses and art-friendly ventures along the W Line light rail in Lakewood’s 40 West Arts District, which is building momentum with its community partners to achieve and expand on the vision for this kind of community.

Attend a collaborative, interactive public meeting to learn about Artspace and the economic and community impact of the arts. Artspace is the leading national nonprofit developer dedicated to creating affordable space for the arts, and it is providing Lakewood the opportunity to begin the process that could lead to a successful arts development.

WHAT: Discussion of creating an affordable place for artists and art-friendly ventures in Lakewood along the W Line

WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m.,Thursday, Aug. 22

WHERE: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, historic Mary Harris Auditorium, 1600 Pierce St. in Lakewood

Support for this discussion is provided by Artspace in cooperation with the Denver Regional Council of Governments’ Sustainable Communities Initiative.

Posted on: Thursday, August 01, 2013