Five Points Arts & Cultural District

Five Points Cultural Commission

Funding Received: 2015
Montgomery, AL
$150,000
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

The Five Points and surrounding community in downtown Montgomery is a socioeconomically and racially diverse area that has been neglected for decades. To overcome the psychological barriers that perpetuate racial divisions and hinder social interaction in the community, the Five Points Cultural Commission will launch initatives to redevelop the neighborhood in a conscious manner. Initiatives include creating a neighborhood gathering spot to enhance an emerging music venue and arts center, hold outdoor food and cultural events, and interactive community art projects. Additionally, streetscaping, façade improvement, and business development efforts will increase neighborhood pride, foster a sense of ownership among residents, and encourage investment in this historic neighborhood that will become an arts and cultural district. The project is a colloboration between the Jubilee Community Center, Helicity, River and Rail, Cottage Hill Foundation, and Foomatic. 

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Last month, our lawyer for Five Point’s Cultural Commission said to me, “I’ve negotiated leases that took several weeks and some that took a month,... Read More