Exploring Our Town

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Case studies of creative placemaking projects funded by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Our Town grant category.

Aiea, HI: Ola Ka 'Llima: Creative Culture and Art Spaces

Ajo, AZ: Ajo Masterplan

Ashfield, MA: Ashfield Town Spectacle

Baltimore, MD: Revitalizing Station North

Berea, KY: Wayfinding Design

Bethleham, PA: The Bridge

Boston, MA: Innovation District

Buffalo, NY: Grant Street Global Voices

Burlington, VT: Imagine City Hall Park

Casper, WY: Confluence of Time and Space

Charleston, SC: Gaillard Center Arts Precinct

Charleston, WV: Charleston Public Art

Chattanooga, TN: Main Terrain Art Park

Columbus, OH: Finding Time/ColumbusPublicArt2012

Covington, KY: Co-Sign

Dallas, TX: Activating Vacancy

Detroit, MI: Sugar Hill Arts District

Driggs, ID: City Center Plaza

Dubuque, IA: Arts in the District

El Paso, TX: Downtown Pathways

Fargo, ND: The Fargo Project

Fitchburg, MA: Main Streets Arts Project

Flint, MI: Imagine Flint Master Plan

Fort Collins, CO: Arts Incubator of the Rockies

Glencoe, IL: Writers Theatre

Grand Rapids, MI: ArtPrize

Greensboro, NC: Over.Under.Pass

Hamilton, OH: Artspace Hamilton Lofts

Hartford, CT: iQuilt

Houston, TX: Southeast Houston Arts Initiative

Huntsville, AL: Huntsville Public Art Plan

Independence, KS: Astra Arts Festival

Indianapolis, IN: FLOW/ Can You See the River?

Jackson, MS: Art Garden

Kansas City, MO: Boone Theatre

Last Chance, CO: Gran's University

Little Rock, AR: Main Street Creative Corridor

Long Beach, CA: A Lot

Los Angeles, CA: Cultural Quarter / Promise Zone Arts

Los Angeles, CA: Project Willowbrook

Los Angeles, CA: Watts Our Town

Marfa, TX: Drive-In

Memphis, TN: South Main Artspace Lofts

Minneapolis, MN: Hennepin Avenue Cultural Corridor

Missoula, MT: Writing Lives

Montgomery, NY: Arts and Agriculture Transforming Orange County

Mount Rainier, MD: Art Lives Here

New Haven, CT: Project Storefronts

New Orleans, LA: C4 Mapping Tool

New York, NY: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide

North Adams, MA: Mohawk Theater

Oakland, CA: Uptown Art Park

Olympia, WA: Canoe Journey

Opa-locka, FL: Opa-locka Community Gateways

Oregon City, OR: Illuminate Oregon City

Philadelphia, PA: Culture Blocks

Phoenix, AZ: Cultural Connections

Portland, ME: Meeting Place

Portland, OR: My Story

Providence, RI: Creative Capital Hub Project


Reedsburg, WI: The Farm/Art DTour

Richmond, CA: Iron Triangle Interactive Art

Roanoke, VA: Parks and Arts

San Angelo, TX: Concho River Trail

San Antonio, TX: Public Space / Public Transit / Public Art

San Diego, CA: Village at Market Creek

San Jose, CA: Silicon Valley Inside/Out

Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM: Santo Domingo Cultural District

Shreveport, LA: Shreveport Common

Sioux Falls, SD: Whittier Neighborhood Mural Project

Sitka, AK: Sitka Fest

Stone Mountain, GA: Art Station

Tacoma, WA: Tacoma Art Museum Plaza

Takoma Park, MD: New Hampshire Ave: This is a Place To...

Tucson, AZ: Warehouse Arts District

Washington, DC: Dance Place

Wilson, NC: Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park