With funding from ArtPlace America, Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation (CDC) took creative placemaking to a whole new level in the Roosevelt Row arts district. The funds from ArtPlace supported three major initiatives focused on creating new opportunities for engagement and participation in the district. The initiatives included 1) “Feast on the Street,” a free public art event in partnership with the ASU Art Museum and artists Clare Patey (London) and Matthew Moore (Phoenix), 2) a community visioning process, and 3) A.R.T.S. Village, a project activating vacant land through the adaptive re-use of shipping containers.
The inaugural Feast on the Street brought the Roosevelt Row arts community and friends together around a half-mile long dining table in downtown Phoenix, transforming First Street into a pedestrian promenade in celebration of food and art in the desert. This free public event was a community project initiated by the ASU Art Museum and the Desert Initiative, Roosevelt Row CDC and the artists Clare Patey and Matt Moore. The significant, inaugural downtown event brought together more than 9,000 new visitors to the area, receiving national and international attention to the growing downtown Phoenix community, allowing newcomers to experience the power of partnership.
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