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ARTSPACE visits Portland: Public Meeting Thu Sep 29

PACA's sister org, Creative Portland, is hosting a presentation by Artspace—a nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minn. that specializes in the development of artist live/work space—on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Rines Auditorium of Portland Public Library. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The 30-45 minute interactive presentation will include information about Artspace’s model for developing artist live/work space and examples of their projects throughout the country. Following the presentation, attendees will be invited ask questions, provide feedback and contribute their views on community needs and interest in such a project in Portland.

This meeting is part of a two-day visit by representatives from Artspace to provide a preliminary assessment for the development of artist live/work space in the city. During their visit, Artspace will meet with a variety of stakeholders, including developers, city officials, community members, funders, artists and cultural institutions to ascertain the needs, issues and interest in this type of project.

While in Portland, Artspace will visit potential development sites, including the St. Lawrence Arts Center on Munjoy Hill, the Portland Public Works garage at 55 Portland Street, and several properties at the corners of Hampshire and Federal Streets in the India Street neighborhood. They will also participate in a driving tour of the city to view properties in the Bayside neighborhood and along Commercial Street.

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