People, Places, People: Community Events in The PL Space
When the bold art from the Carl Solway Art Gallery came down at the start of August, the walls of People’s Liberty began to say what the PL team has always thought: fill the space with something lively.
Traditionally, we use the PL second floor for grantee-specific events such as Globe in The Dark. Recently, we’ve explored how we can utilize the space in ways that are both creative and intentional. This is what we ask of our grantees, and therefore, what we ask of our own endeavors. Here are some events that began to fit that mold:
Neighborhood enthusiasts Passed the Mic in a round-robin style idea pitch. Everyone who joined the circle to voice their idea also gave meaningful feedback. The energy from this event left us eager to make it a regular event. Stay tuned. We’ll be hosting another Pass the Mic this fall.
City expert Carol Coletta posed an important question to a room full of Cincinnati doers. In tumultuous periods of change, how do we bring people across borders together for positive activity in urban spaces? Who else would you like to hear share their ideas on community development?
Sign artist Stephen Powers [ESPO] brought his kaleidoscopic style from the Brooklyn Museum to Elm Street. During his presentation he recalled the evolution of his career, and things both big and small he left behind the last time he visited in Cincinnati—including a handwritten note one of the audience members found years ago in a library book. Who inspires you to be more creative?
While these events have been strong sources of energy, they’re just the beginning. We’d like to build on what we’ve done and open the doors more often and more thoughtfully. What event would you like to see at People’s Liberty? We’d love to hear about it: firstname.lastname@example.org.