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When Artists Break Ground is a review and lessons learned from the creative placemaking collaboration between CPAC and Northeast Shores. The organizations invested $2.2 million in a 3-year period into artist-neighborhood relationships in the Waterloo area in North Shore Collinwood. The report shares how the process worked: its strengths, its shortcomings and third-party recommendations and reflections. A wealth of data supplements the report to illustrate changes in neighborhood residents’ perceptions, traction among audiences and changes to the neighborhood’s landscape.

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Artist Spotlight

Though Valerie Mayén did not use a sewing machine until she started to seriously pursue a fashion career at 26, her interest in fashion and design started back in middle school when she started shopping at thrift stores. She would hand-sew patches on items and soon began making her own garments.

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Upcoming Events

09/17/14 Design Crawl: INitiative


09/19/14 The Giver

06/26/14 Free Thursday

06/29/14 Forest Hill Art in the Park

08/01/14 Revive and Renew: Contemporary Artists & Eastern Papers

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