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Tuesday, March 12 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Mobile Session: Equity in Art LIMITED

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A grassroots movement took hold in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, over 10 years ago with the sole purpose of creating an economically, racially and culturally diverse “sub-urban” town center. This community continues to emerge “as the place to be” for people at all income levels. In December 2001, Downtown Silver Spring successfully earned its Arts and Entertainment District designation, receiving state funding; which sparked exponential growth. The community is now a popular regional destination that drives economic growth in Montgomery County. Now, Artspace, an affordable housing development, will convert a vacant police station into affordable live/work artist studios to build upon arts initiatives and strengthen the neighborhood’s core values. Artists contribute greatly to a neighborhood’s revitalization; it’s sense of place. Marrying the theory of creative “placemaking” and “placekeeping” with strategic investment creates distinct pathways for increased economic diversity. Join representatives from the local arts community, local government and nonprofits in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland for an interactive panel presentation, discussion, studio visit and tour of the neighborhood with Arts on the Block.

Participants must sign up in advance of the session; maximum participation 25 per tour. If you already have an account, sign up by clicking the check mark by the session's name. If not, please follow instructions here. Participants are responsible for their own transportation; please allow 20-30 minutes via public transportation or car.

Meeting location: Arts on the Block studio space, 8510 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20901. 


Anne L'Ecuyer

Executive Director, Arts on the Block
Anne L’Ecuyer, executive director of Arts on the Block, is a strategist and facilitator who stays closely connected to an international network of city leaders, cultural professionals, and individual artists. She is an expert in the creative industries and cultural tourism in the... Read More →

Heidi Zimmer

Senior Vice President, Artspace
As senior vice president of property development for Artspace, Heidi leads the Real Estate Development Division of Artspace. Her team is responsible for new Artspace projects including site selection, entitlements, all private and public financings, design and architecture, construction... Read More →
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Molline Jackson

Special Assistant to the Planning Director, M-NCPPC
Molline Jackson is a self-motivated visionary; passionate about building stronger partnerships that enhance the quality and collaboration of public artworks and engage the community. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Masters of Real Estate Development with an emphasis... Read More →

Anna Danielson

Executive Director, Ghandi Brigade Youth Media

Tuesday March 12, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
Arts on the Block (Offsite)