BIRDHOUSES & HAMMOCKS: CREATIVE PLACEMAKING AT DISCOVERY DISTRICT

Wish it were spring already?! Here is some inspiration for your outdoor space. This creative placemaking project, the Art Walk at Discovery District, is located in the University of Maryland research park. It’s a natural and inviting oasis in the middle parking lots and office buildings. More of these please! Here is your springtime outdoor checklist:

  1. Bright Birdhouses
  2. Shady Hammocks
  3. Tree Trunk Seating
  4. Live Music
  5. Colored Glass

There is even a huge communal table with food trucks! Not sure that would work on a deck but a birdhouse is a good place to start.

See more at the Discovery District.

 

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10 SECTORS, 10 SOLUTIONS: ARTISTS AND COMMUNITY CHANGE AT UMD

The University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is currently hosting a new exhibit in partnership with ArtPlace America at the Kibel Gallery in College Park, MD.

10 Sectors, 10 Solutions: Artists and Community Change highlights 10 creative placemaking projects from around the country, each addressing a community in need, and each working within a traditional community planning and development sector.

Don’t miss the gallery talk, Creative Placemaking in Context on Monday, October 29, 2018¬†from 12pm-2pm, moderated by Adam Erickson with ArtPlace America. The conversation will include local artist Cassie Meador with Dance Exchange in Maryland and Carlton Turner with the Mississippi Center for Cultural Production, both who have creative placemaking projects in the exhibit.

The exhibit is free to the public and will run through January 1, 2019.