Art District Summit


Thanks to all members of local arts and cultural organizations, elected officials, government leaders, developers and patrons of the arts for joining us at the 2013 Art District Summit  to support district development, creative placemaking and Denver’s cultural positioning.

A very special thanks to our speakers including:
•    Jason Schupbach, National Endowment for the Arts & OurTown grant
•    Theresa Cameron, Americans for the Arts
•    Mukul Malhotra, Director of Urban Design, MIG
•    Beth Flowers, Beet Street & Arts Incubator of the Rockies (AIR)
•    Lisa Gedgaudas, Create Denver – Denver Arts & Venues
•    Jamie Licko & Maryo Gard Ewell, Colorado Creative Industries, Creative Districts

Presentations of the Summit are now available:

Jason Shupbach Theresa Cameron
Mukul Malhotra Maryo Ewell and Jamie Licko

"In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, tribe, city, or region around arts and cultural activities.  Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired." - Markusen & Gadwa (2010) Creative Placemaking.

This event was hosted in partnership with Centro Inc., Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries and the NEA.

For more information about this event, please reach Program Administrator for Create Denver, Lisa Gedgaudas:

Create Denver, an initiative of Denver Arts & Venues, strengthens the overall health and vitality of Denver by supporting the growth and development of the creative sector, including artists and enterprises such as film, music, fine art, galleries, art districts, fashion and design.