September 29 Creative Chat

Are you an artist, maker or entrepreneur? Interested in a creative community where you can live and practice your craft?

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation invites you to a
Creative Chat: A Vision for a Creative District in Wilmington
with Special Guest: Jane Golden, Executive Director, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program 

Photo by Philadelphia Magazine

Photo by Philadelphia Magazine

Monday, September 29, 2014
Chris White Gallery – 701 Shipley Street, Wilmington.
5:30 pm

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Mural Projects: From Blank Walls to Thriving Communities

Murals are becoming an increasingly popular way to engage community members and display culture and history. A mural is a piece of artwork painted or applied on a large permanent surface, such as a wall or ceiling. These unique creations bring life and color to streets, create opportunities for community projects, attract visitors and allow artists to publicly showcase their talent. WRC’s Wilmington Creative District vision plan includes recommendations explaining the potential benefits of mural projects for the city. Murals, along with other types of street art, can be used to publicly display the Creative District identity. There are many available surfaces for murals throughout the District. These blank side walls can be used to not only distinguish the Creative District, but also showcase local talent and integrate youth engagement and job skills training. “Bringing inspiration to the streets,” as we like to call it, can positively impact different aspects of city life in Wilmington. Continue reading

WRC’s new Creative Chat Series launched

WRC launched its new series, Creative Chat on July 31 at the Chris White Gallery. WRC’s Creative Chat is an informal, interactive series held six times a year to update our community about the vision plan for a Creative District. Each event starts with a networking opportunity followed by a presentation by an expert in the creative or maker field. Creative Chats are free and open to the public.

Photo by Art by Sachi

Photo by Art by Sachi

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