Small towns across the nation are seeing significant, positive changes to their town centers by embracing the creative arts. Some communities are filling previously empty store fronts with makers labs, shared work spaces, and galleries while others are using rejuvenated town theaters or opera houses to anchor and spur reinvestment in the surrounding blocks.
This week’s Wednesday Wisdom features three articles about using placemaking and the creative and visual arts to help revitalize our rural communities:
- Placemaking on Main Street: Revitalizing Rural Communities – Project for Public Spaces
- Developing a Narrative to Advance an Issue: The Case for Creative Placemaking in Small Towns – Nonprofit Quarterly