Arts Commission hosts Nov. 20 planning meeting for eight Toledo neighborhoodsWritten by Matt Liasse | | email@example.com
The Arts Commission is hard at work with eight Toledo neighborhoods.
In a series of meetings in the next four months, the Arts Commission will meet at each neighborhood to strategically plan its efforts to promote the arts. The eight neighborhoods include the Warehouse District, the Historic Old West End, The Dorr Street Corridor, the Old North End, East Toledo, the Cherry Street area, the Old South End and UpTown.
Thesse specific neighborhoods were chosen because they have been actively using the arts as part of a revitalization strategy or have indicated interest in it, said Marc Folk, executive director of the Arts Commission.
“What we’re trying to do is understand the condition of each neighborhood from the voice of their citizens,” he said.
Folk said the objective of the meetings is to identify different areas in need of work “to help our communities to move forward.”
The Arts Commission will meet in the Warehouse District at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at 1 S. St. Clair St.
The meeting is free and open to the public. RSVP by email through firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the meeting can be directed there as well.
Folk said the meetings are perfect for “the businesses, the residents, the organizations [and] the folks that consider themselves stakeholders in defining and working toward the future of these neighborhoods.”
Future meeting dates and times will be announced at the Nov. 20 meeting.
“We’re welcoming each and every one to participate so that we can get a full understanding of what the community wants,” Folk said. “We have found our greatest successes as an organization when we had direct dialogue with the community and understand what the needs of the people really are and that’s what we’re trying to get at through this process.”