The Nuts and Bolts of Arts-Based Vacant Storefront Activation

June 27, 2020, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Type: Panel

How can communities activate vacant storefronts using arts and culture? What barriers might they encounter and how can they overcome them? How can arts and culture projects in vacant storefront fit into wider community economic development strategies? In this engaging panel, panelists will share their experiences bringing vacant storefronts to life using arts and culture. They will share challenges, how they came to solutions, and how these efforts contributed to a larger community economic development goals.

Learning Objectives:
  • Experience a variety of ways communities have activated vacant storefronts using arts and culture.
  • Learn how community members have successfully navigated challenges to activate vacant storefronts using arts and culture.
  • Understand how communities activate vacant storefronts with arts and culture as part of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort to achieve multiple community economic development goals.