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City To Host Public Meeting On Live/Work Space For Artists




THE MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED TO Fifth Street School, located at 401 South 4th Street


The city of Las Vegas is working with Artspace to study the feasibility of creating affordable artist live/work housing in the 18b Las Vegas Arts District. The public is invited to learn more and provide their input during a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 5:30-7 p.m.


To RSVP, please click here.


 Artspace is a nonprofit real estate organization specializing in creating, owning and operating affordable spaces for artists, creators and creative entrepreneurs to live and work. The feasibility study explore potential sites, funding and financing, as well as preferences for artist housing and creative space. The city and Artspace working together to conduct focus groups of artists, creatives and cultural organizations to gather input from the community in addition to the public meeting. ArtSpace will take all these elements to recommend next steps for the city.  

 

The city has been working with the arts community to create a master plan to help bolster the Arts District for the last year and a half. One of the key findings from the study is that many are concerned about the loss of arts, artists and creative spaces in the Arts District. Recommendations in the master plan include:

  • Expand the Arts District boundaries; formalize Its identity

  • Support the formation of a Business Improvement District to support arts district initiatives

  • Create new spaces to facilitate artistic creation, education and training

  • Establish affordable space for artists to live and work

  • Unite the arts and business communities

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