Eden Lives!

Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League

Funding Received: 2016
Hayward, CA
Funding Period: 1 year and 11 months

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is recognized as a national leader in progressive public safety, using community development, authentic relationship building, sports, arts, and recreation to help transform disinvested neighborhoods in urban unincorporated areas of the county. The Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League has been a synergistic component of this work, using its flexibility as a nonprofit and its programs for adults and youth to complement the community-oriented and problem-solving policing work that the Sheriff's Office is pursuing. DSAL has collaborated with the Sheriff's Office, the Chamber of Commerce, community groups and artists to build Eden Night Live - an ongoing seasonal pop-up community festival that uses arts, sports, food, and local entrepreneurship to transform a vacant lot on Mission Boulevard in unincorporated Cherryland into a safe place of creativity, expression, community, and joy. Using ArtPlace funds, DSAL will now implement a community-driven process that will allow residents and the Sheriff’s Office to transform an additional vacant lot along the East 14th Street-Mission Boulevard Corridor into  a thriving and safe cultural space, and potentially to find a permanent home for Eden Night Live.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

​For decades, the East 14th Street corridor in unincorporated Ashland has been the opposite of a “home town downtown.” With high concentrations of liquor stores,... Read More
[ This is a very long blog post. Please bear with us -- this post provides a ton of history and context behind our ArtPlace... Read More
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) is recognized as a national leader in progressive public safety. Through community development initiatives, authentic relationship building, sports, arts,...Read more
ArtPlace America and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are pleased to announce the publication of “Creative Placemaking & Community Safety,” a new report by Urban...Read more
With our focus this month on public safety, the ArtPlace team thought October would be the perfect time to re-introduce one of our most comprehensive...Read more
2016 has started off with a sprint as we move forward in assembling ArtPlace’s first two research working groups. In December our field scan researchers...Read more