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Old City creative and business groups crowd the Trust Venue

Updated lead organization: May 26, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. Following the Old City Creative Corridor conversation is one about growing stakeholders. After digital media agency Maiden Media launched earlier this year the group to retain and grow the neighborhood’s reputation as a creative cluster, the number of those involved has grown rapidly, says Maiden PR […]


Updated lead organization: May 26, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m.
Following the Old City Creative Corridor conversation is one about growing stakeholders.
After digital media agency Maiden Media launched earlier this year the group to retain and grow the neighborhood’s reputation as a creative cluster, the number of those involved has grown rapidly, says Maiden PR lead Dan Schwartz.
At this month’s meeting at the Trust Venue, more than 100 people came together to discuss emphasizing the neighborhood’s ‘artistic personality.’ The next meeting will be held Wednesday June 15.
Updated: Though it served as the Creative Corridor’s monthly meeting, the event was called ‘The Urban Adventure’ and was organized by the Old City Business Collective, a three-year-old group of neighborhood business owners.
The May panel-styled forum featured Philadelphia’s Chief Cultural Officer and Director of the city’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Gary Steuer, DesignPhiladelphia Founder and Executive Director Hilary Jay, Center City District Marketing Vice President Michelle Shannon  and Susan Miller Davis, a public art consultant and former Director of the city Redevelopment Authority’s Public Art Program, moderated by design journalist Caroline Tiger.
This from Schwartz: “The audience was full of students, business owners, musicians, artists, application developers, graphic artists, web developers, writers, architects and more. All of whom came to the meeting to learn about art-driven community transformations. Topics ranged from successful design districts, to the development of neighborhoods like Northern Liberties, to branding Old City to encouraging businesses to work together through projects and events.”
Beyond talk, a spread of food was provided by neighborhood restaurants like Race Street Cafe, Dinardo’s Famous Crabs and Cafe Ole, paired with drinks from Neri Wine Cellars and Triumph Brewing, and ice cream from Franklin Fountain.
More information here.

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