Architecture and Design Network (ADN) continues its 2019/2020 June Freeman lecture series with a lecture entitled “The Symbiotic Relationship Between Artists and Cities” with Wendy Holmes, Senior Vice President of Consulting and Strategic Partners with Artspace.
Artspace is a Minnesota-based nonprofit developer, owner, and operator of 52 arts facilities in 23 states. As a community led developer of sustainable affordable space for artists, Artspace has spent decades exploring the relationship between cities and their creative communities – and how those connections help everyone become more successful.
Wendy Holmes is curious about cities, and what makes them work well and equitably. Ask Wendy what she does and she’ll tell you that she and her team of five are “community whisperers.” She is always on the go to new places—large and small—to help figure out puzzles that lead to equitable community development where creative people and organizations have a strong voice at the table. Wendy and her team are committed to leaving each community with a better understanding of how they can be supporting an integral part of their community.
Artspace is currently working in the Little Rock and North Little Rock area to assess the potential of creating mixed use affordable artist spaces in our communities. Join the Architecture and Design Network to learn more about Artspace’s work across the country and see a sneak peak into what is happening locally.
ADN lectures are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Supporters of ADN include the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, the University of Arkansas Little Rock Windgate Center of Art + Design, the Central Section of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Arkansas Art Center and friends in the community. For additional information contact ArchDesignNetwork@gmail.com.