Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mount Rainier/Gateway Arts District Better Block Project: Saturday April 28th

Information on last year's event is on the Gateway CDC website.

About Better Block Project:

The base coat of the mural is done,
We've exceeded our Kickstarter campaign goal, raising over $7,000,

This Saturday, help us finish strong! 

Saturday, April 28, 2012 
12 noon - 5pm

 Rhode Island and Eastern Avenue

Fun and Activities for Everyone!
  • Citizen Paint Project - join the crew and finish the mural 
  • Live Music! Featuring Bruce Hutton, Jacob Howley and Friends, AJQ + 1, and the Mount Rainier Jam Band 
  • Green Living Workshops including yoga, composting demos, and DIY plant propagation 
  • Youth Activities including hula hooping and crafts by Artworks 

On April 28, 2012, the Better Block Project will bring creative energy to the entrance of Mount Rainier and the Gateway Arts District. Join us for all the day's activities including the Citizen Paint Project, pop-up galleries, a specialty recycling center, workshops on green and creative living, youth activities, local food, and entertainment.

Questions? Want to volunteer? Contact Neena Narayanan.

One of the events will be a pop art gallery at the Thrifty Car Rental building on Rhode Island Avenue from noon to 5pm, with an artist's reception from 3-5pm.

-- Gateway Arts District plan
-- original Better Block project, Dallas
-- article, "How to Build a Better Block"
-- Tactical Urbanism manual

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