Entertainment & Arts Archive

Fine art = revitalization; commercial art = gentrification?: Many of us know the story: Artists and creatives move into a
Crowdsourcing a pop-up city of 60,000 in the desert: One week, it’s a vast desert revealing zero signs of any kind
Charlotte, NC builds a live music village: A transformed 1900s textile mill, Charlotte’s NC Music Factory may not be
Arts as proven economic driver in placemaking: Is investing in the arts, as it relates to placemaking, profitable? Try
Cape Town’s spectacular World Cup fan walk: So, you’re South Africa and hosting the biggest event in the world,
Crowdsourcing an urban creative center: We often ask creatives, ‘what’s missing in your city or town that
Michigan town’s artists use entire city as canvas: Creatives know art has the power to transform, but not when it’s
The geography of buzz: Can you visualize buzz? Elizabeth Currid, author of The Warhol Economy: How
Bike racks as public art increasing in popularity: We’ve had public art cows in Chicago, fish in Baltimore, pandas in
David Byrne’s artful bike racks: When artist and avid cyclist David Byrne, former lead singer for the
World’s first ‘sustainable dance clubs: September 2008 is a landmark day for anything having to do with
Urban piazza ‘movie staying: We’re familiar with the term ‘movie going’, as in going to the
‘Evening clubs’ for weekday nightclubbing: Dancing is one of the most effective ways to relieve stress, benefit
The Milan of the Midwest: When it comes to industrial design, Milan, Italy is a world capital,
All night art festivals hit the U.S.: You’ve heard about White Nights/Nuit Blanche and Long Night at the Museums
White Night’ all night art festivals sweep the world: What do Paris, Toronto, Copenhagen, Madrid, Malta, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Lima, Santa
Mixed-use, mashedup nightlife: This is an alternative for a growing number of people bored with
The ‘Permanent Breakfast’ program: In keeping with the spirit of the previous entry, The Dining Room
NY Times: ‘Dining Room Takes to the Streets: In one of the best NY Times articles ever published as it
Bicycle (powered) music festival: There are ‘green festivals’, then there’s San Francisco’s second annual Bicycle Music
How the social network influences the art scene: In the previous entry we looked at Elizabeth Currid’s The Economics of
The Economics of a Good Party: How does art and culture translate into economic value? Elizabeth Currid, author
Artomatic – DC’s art-village-in-a-building: So many emerging artists in one city – how can one possibly
Urban square spontaneous: Mass-created fountain: In this ongoing series of spontaneous creative happenings that are attracted to
Urban square spontaneous: Roman pillow fight: What’s the so called Committee for the Termination of National Apathy to
Moving streetcar nightclub: Here’s a much more conscientious alternative to the Hummer limousine (no, not
Crowdsourcing a music festival: This is another one of those ‘it was just a matter of
The best city-wide creative social events are sourced by individuals: You may think the most popular, buzz-inducing events that creatives flock to
Austin looks to keep their ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ reputation: How important is live music to the city of Austin? How many
Austin music event brings in $95 million: We all know how important music and events are to local culture,