MAYOR RAWLINGS-BLAKE HOSTS CULTURAL TOWN MEETING
Speaker Jamie Hand, of ArtPlace America, Addresses Creative Placemaking
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance invite all to attend the Mayor’s Cultural Town Meeting. The bi-annual event takes place on Wednesday, October 15. Doors open at 6pm at the Maryland Historical Society, located at 201 W. Monument Street. Mayor Rawlings-Blake, city officials, arts community leaders and residents gather to discuss the state of the arts in Baltimore City. Guest speaker Jamie Hand, Director of Research Strategies for ArtPlace America, will address Creative Placemaking: Arts and Culture Driving Baltimore’s Success. Following Ms. Hand’s remarks and comments from the Mayor, there will be an open forum during which attendees may ask questions of the Mayor.
Jamie Hand was a design specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts, she launched and managed Our Town, the agency’s signature creative placemaking grant program, and oversaw the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design programs. Hand holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from Princeton University and a Master of Design Studies in landscape urbanism from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
For more information on the Mayor’s Cultural Town Meeting, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.