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ReImagine Washtenaw Project: Arts Alliance
The Arts Alliance would like to partner with your organization to host a community gathering. The purpose of this gathering is to share opinions, discuss ideas, and collect information from residents of Pittsfield Township, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township. The information being collected relates to public art as a part of the Reimagine Washtenaw Corridor project. A community gathering would ideally be hosted at your location, involve 8-10 participants and meet for about 90 minutes.
Participate in a survey about art in your community; anyone can participate. Arts Alliance will monitor the feedback over the course of development of the arts plan to determine how attitudes and awareness are changing. The goal of ReImagine Washtenaw is to create a transit corridor that enhances quality of place, supports efficient movement, and encourages private investment in the Washtenaw Corridor that runs from Ann Arbor to Ypsilanti.
Who is the Arts Alliance?
The Arts Alliance advocates for and supports the Creative Sector in Washtenaw County – arts and cultural organizations and creative individuals and businesses – to ensure that our region remains a great place to live, work, learn, play and visit. For further information on the Arts Alliance visit our website a3arts.org.
What is the ReImagine Washtenaw Corridor Project?
A county wide initiative to re-create the Washtenaw Avenue corridor. The vision for the project is to create a corridor that supports a high quality of life with walkable shopping options, housing choices, efficient transit service, great public spaces, bike paths, and access to educational, cultural and employment centers. For further information on ReImagine Washtenaw visit the project website washtenawavenue.org.
Why is public art important?
Expresses community identity and values.
Demonstrates pride in place.
Increases the community's assets by creating images that help define a space.
Adds dimension to civic spaces.
Affirms the educational environment.
Differentiates neighborhoods and enhancing way-finding.
Beautifies transportation systems, by enhancing roadsides, pedestrian corridors and community gateways.
Please include: Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail, Possible dates & times the community gathering can be scheduled.