In the News: Cities Turn to Artists as Urban Troubleshooters

In the News: Cities Turn to Artists as Urban Troubleshooters
by Kristin Tillotson, Star Tribune
March 16, 2013

“The Arts on Chicago project came out of a desire to keep the local talent local.

The low-income neighborhood is rich in artist residents, many of whom work elsewhere. Now these painters, sculptors and writers are involved in creating artsy bike racks, wheeling a “poetry mobile” around and creating an urban nature walk.

“It’s about anchoring assets that already exist in communities, as opposed to developing new places to attract artists from the outside,” said Noël Raymond, co-artistic director of Pillsbury House Theatre at Chicago Avenue S. and 35th Street.

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