Placemaking in Neighborhoods Through the Arts
October 26, 2013
In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, DC LISC highlights the use of the arts for creative placemaking in neighborhoods. The arts as a catalyst for community development is not a new concept in DC. We salute our partners The Atlas Theater on H Street NE and the Gala Theater and Dance Institute of Washington in Columbia Heights as early examples of creative placemaking in now thriving neighborhoods.
We recognize that the social fabric of a neighborhood is every bit as important as the built environment. Therefore, we are proud to support Dance Place’s work in the Brookland neighborhood and ARCH Development’s efforts in the Anacostia neighborhood.