Public Forum Launches Day into Night Arts Dialog for Downtown Redmond
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April 19, 2013 Jeri Rowe-Curtis
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Redmond, WA
  —On Friday, May 3, 2013, The City of Redmond invites residents, business owners, developers, property owners, artists, and the public to come together for the first ever Feedback Festival: A Public Forum on Arts in Downtown. This interactive forum will migrate from one Downtown site to another while focusing on the vision and strategies necessary to create a successful Arts Master Plan within the Downtown core. The event is sponsored by the City in partnership with the Redmond Arts Commission, Equity Residential, Top Pot Donuts and OneRedmond.

The Feedback Festival is designed to offer a series of fun conversation starters designed to stimulate a creative dialog about the role the cultural arts can play in Redmond’s developing Downtown neighborhood. Attendees have the opportunity to comment on draft recommendations within the Downtown Cultural Corridor Master Plan to activate an empty storefront and create a place for rich discussion about the cultural arts. The forum will begin at 2:00 pm with a workshop led with noted cultural arts professionals. Food trucks will be on the scene at 4:00 pm for a street-side reception. A public forum will run from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The conversation continues with a Taste of Redmond at local Downtown Redmond establishments sponsored by OneRedmond beginning at 8:00 pm.

Activities will launch at the street level Red160 Apartments located at the corner of 161st Avenue NE and Cleveland Street. Attendees are required to RSVP to T. Craig Sinclair at tcsinclair@redmond.gov.
For more information about this event visit http://www.redmond.gov/downtown/#publicforum 

Event Details:
Feedback Festival: A Public Forum on Arts Downtown
Red 160 Storefront on the corner of Cleveland St and 161st Ave NE
16015 Cleveland Street, Redmond, WA 98052
RSVP: tcsinclair@redmond.gov.

Workshop, 2:00 – 4:00pm: Learn how art and creative enterprises can enhance private development projects and increase foot traffic for area businesses in Downtown Redmond. Property owners, developers, and artists have the opportunity to get free feedback on their Redmond-based projects.

Reception, 4:00pm – 5:00pm: Look for your favorite food trucks and try something new!

Forum, 5:00 – 8:00pm Open dialog and feedback on the Downtown Cultural Corridor and listen to rapid-fire dialog and presentations leading off with Mayor John Marchione; Jon Rubin, Artist; Barbara Luecke, Sound Transit Art Program; Robert Pantley, Vision 5 artist housing project; and, Kurt Kiefer, Meta Arte.

Taste of Redmond, 8:00pm on: Continue the conversation at local Downtown Redmond establishments and participate in exciting night life sponsored by OneRedmond.

For more information about the Downtown Cultural Corridor visit http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/artsandculture/CulturalCorridor/ 


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