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
Monday, September 29, 2014
Chris White Gallery – 701 Shipley Street, Wilmington.
Murals can be so much more than artwork on a building. They can be the visual product of a powerful and collaborative grassroots process that has the ability to transform both communities and individuals. The Philadelphia Mural Arts (MAP) Program is an international model of excellence in this work. MAP’s founder and Executive Director Jane Golden will share the MAP story – 30 years of work that has resulted in 3,600 murals, that have given neighborhood residents a voice to tell their individual and collective stories, a way to pass on culture and tradition, and a vehicle to develop and empower local leaders.
MAP also engages thousands of Philadelphia’s at-risk children, youth, and adults and is a national leader in arts in criminal and restorative justice. Offering educational programs in local prisons and rehabilitation centers, MAP has successfully used the restorative power of art to break the cycle of crime and violence in communities.
Come hear Jane’s story and see how Wilmington’s Creative District can use this model as a catalyst for change in our community.
Also featured will be Mike Hinson and Tony Lewis from the Set Trip Collective. Set Trip is an arts and music collective based in North Wilmington that focuses on bringing together like-minded individuals working in all kinds of mediums in order to have fun and produce next level content.
Networking & Nosh: 5:30 pm – 6 pm
Presentation: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
After Party: 7:30 pm
Light fare and drinks provided. Cash bar.
Please share this invitation with friends, artists, makers, creators, entrepreneurs and Wilmington enthusiasts.
To read the Creative District Vision Plan, please visit:
Sponsored in part by:
Wilmington Renaissance Corporation’s Creative Chat is an informal, interactive series held six times a year at the Chris White Gallery 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.
Wilmington Renaissance Corporation is a privately
funded, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.