I’m publishing this important notice I received of a meeting to discuss artist housing affordability. The organization is apparently based in Minneapolis, and has done some great things. I didn’t even know the city was really serious about this, but everyone should come to the meeting.
WHAT: PUBLIC PRESENTATION & MEETING TO EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF AFFORDABLE ARTIST HOUSING AND
WORKSPACE IN DOWNTOWN EL PASO
WHEN: THURSDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 6:30PM
WHERE: PHILANTHROPY THEATRE (IN THE PLAZA THEATRE ANNEX) 125 Pioneer Plaza
WHO: ARTSPACE, “America’s Leading Nonprofit Real Estate Developer For The Arts”, and ARTIST
COMMUNITIES/DOWNTOWN CORE (AC/DC), a local collaborative committee
“America’s Leading Nonprofit Real Estate Developer for the Arts”
01.09.2009- Artist Communities/Downtown Core (AC/DC), a committee of community volunteers, in collaboration with the City of El Paso and the Border Art Residency has worked for two years studying options for the arts in downtown El Paso. Artspace is consulting on a “prefeasibility” visit in order to determine the viability of creating affordable artist live/work developments in El Paso’s downtown core. A public presentation and meeting that will include artists, developers, building owners, civic leaders and others will take place Thursday to discuss the prospects of El Paso’s position to define and bolster new and existing cultural districts in the city core, January 22nd at 6:30pm in the Plaza Theatre’s Philanthropy Theatre located downtown at 125 Pioneer Plaza, El Paso, Texas 79901.
-AC/DC (Artist Communities/Downtown Core)
The Plaza Theatre Parking
General parking is available at the El Paso Convention Center in the underground parking garage for a $4.00 fee. Patrons can park in the underground parking, walk across Santa Fe Street, through the walkway between The Camino Real and the El Paso Museum of Art and be directly at the front doors of the Plaza Theatre.
General parking is also available at numerous street meters as well as the Union Plaza Transit Terminal garage located at 400 W. San Antonio. The fee for the Union Plaza Terminal garage is $3.00