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A Diverse Network of ‘Place Leaders’ Activates Public Spaces in Boston – Next City

In Chinatown, Roxbury and elsewhere, a program that strengthens public art and neighborhood identity amid rapid development. Source: A Diverse Network of ‘Place Leaders’ Activates...

Fly fishing for ‘sewer salmon’ in the L.A. River – Los Angeles Times

Learning to fish the Los Angeles River with a former pro skateboarder, Lauren Mollica, and fish whisperer Lino Jubilado. Then preparing the catch with...

Why a Makerspace Popped Up In a Museum – Next City

OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE OPENED “MAKERSPACES” WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE CAN COME AND PLAY WITH...

Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds

Pop-up parks can lead to more social cohesion. Source: Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds

La Brea Tar Pits’ trippy new pavilion from Spain’s Selgascano could be L.A.’s next selfie magnet – Los Angeles Times

The Spanish firm's kaleidoscope of color and light is open for free tours starting Friday. Look for more Selgascano designs to pop up...

The Getty picks a theme for Pacific Standard Time 2024: art and science – Los Angeles Times

Previous PST series have explored art in L.A. and Latin America. For 2024, the Getty is turning its focus to the intersection of art...

A Big Master Plan for Google’s Growing Smart City – CityLab

GOOGLE SIBLING COMPANY SIDEWALK LABS HAS REVEALED ITS MASTER PLAN FOR THE CONTROVERSIAL QUAYSIDE WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT—AND IT’S A LOT BIGGER. Source: A Big Master Plan...

The Cayton rethinks what a children’s museum can be in 2019 – Los Angeles Times

Join our sneak peek inside the new Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica, designed for more than the usual story time and birthday fun. Source:...

The Art of the Migrant Kids Detained in Tornillo – CityLab

A new exhibit in El Paso showcases works of art created by children detained in a massive border encampment of migrants in Tornillo, Texas. Source:...

How Much Hip Can the Desert Absorb? – The New York Times

An unlikely art festival blooms in no man’s land, like Burning Man and Coachella before it. But this one is different! Maybe. Source: How Much...

Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

Patronicity brings together local citizens and sponsors to support great initiatives in their communities. Source: Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

The Shed Has Big Ambitions for New York City – CityLab

If The Shed remains committed to its lofty goals, Hudson Yards may soon provide real accessibility and a sorely needed sense of inclusion. Source: The...

Library Systems Embracing Their New Roles as Social Service Hubs

Stationing social workers inside libraries is taking off across the country. One key lesson so far: hiring people with lived experiences of homelessness and...

Peter Sellars talks about his new staging of Mozart’s Idomeneo – marijanzlobec

Source: Peter Sellars talks about his new staging of Mozart’s Idomeneo – marijanzlobec

Everything You Need to Know About All 23 Art Fairs at Art Basel Miami Beach

As you might expect, there are many, many art fairs taking place around the 2017 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach, and deciding...

A tale of two regions: In California’s economy, North trumps South — for now

When two New York baseball teams, the Dodgers and the Giants, moved west six decades ago, their ancient cross-town rivalry merged into the equally...

Tree-lined walking and biking path opening along the LA River in Studio City

A new addition to the Los Angeles River will open this weekend, in the form of a new section of bikeable and walkable pathway...

See Metro’s plans for an LA River bike path through Downtown LA

Metro is moving forward with plans for a bike path along the LA River that would run through Downtown Los Angeles, connecting existing pathways that run...

Town and Country: What’s Happening With Creative Placemaking?

ArtPlace America defines creative placemaking as an approach that uses the arts to "shape the social, physical, and economic futures of communities."That sounds simple...

What Should We Do with the L.A. River?

So what are your thoughts on what the L.A. River should look like and how it should be used and enjoyed?Below is an excerpt...

How Local Governments Came to Embrace Business Partnerships

Next summer, cities across the U.S. have a birthday to celebrate. In August 2018, the nation’s very first experiment in bikeshare turns 10 years...

Pacific Standard Time

From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles 1967–2017The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of...

70,000 Celebrate Art And Music With Downtown LA’s Night On Broadway

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  The sounds of Southern California radiated along the historic theater district in Downtown LA Saturday evening during an art and...

You Can Now Experience Kerry James Marshall’s Major Retrospective Through the Magic of Virtual Reality

Didn’t make it to Kerry James Marshall‘s powerful retrospective? Thankfully, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has your back. MOCA worked with...