Creative Placemaking Publication Debuts in Roosevelt Row

Creative Placemaking Publication Debuts in Roosevelt Row

Honor the accomplishments and celebrate the future of Roosevelt Row and downtown Phoenix at the Roosevelt Row Artists’ District Visioning Launch Party, taking place on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Nash, 110 E Roosevelt St. #110.


Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation (CDC), a non-profit organization, invites the public to attend a launch party celebrating the publication of “Roosevelt Row Artists’ District: Creative Placemaking in Downtown Phoenix.” The event will feature food from award-winning area restaurants, beverages, live music by local performers, and a presentation led by community members who contributed to the project, all who are proud to call Roosevelt Row home.


The publication is the result of a $150,000 grant awarded to Roosevelt Row CDC in 2012 by ArtPlace America, a national collaborative foundation committed to accelerating creative placemaking. With this award, Roosevelt Row CDC hosted community engagement sessions to establish priorities, new projects and guidelines for future development.


“The feedback from these sessions evolved into a publication that outlines a 5- to 10-year strategy plan for the Roosevelt Row area,” said Greg Esser, vice president and co-founder of Roosevelt Row CDC. “The Visioning Launch Party is truly a celebration of the past and the beginning of a new chapter of creative placemaking in downtown Phoenix.”


This ticketed event is open to the public with three tiers for admission. Each ticket includes entertainment, light fare provided by local restaurants and two beverages:


● $10 online, or at the door
● $35 online, includes a paperback book copy of the publication
● $50 online, includes a hardcover book copy of the publication


The visioning publication is available for purchase as a paperback or hardcover book through Blurb:


It’s also available as a free download through Issuu:


Tickets are available at:


About Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit community development corporation established to further the unique cultural character and creative assets of the Roosevelt Row Arts District, to advocate for the continuing presence and role of the arts and small business in the revitalization of the district, and to foster a dense, diverse and walkable urban community. For more information visit,, and or call us at 602.772.0083.


About The Nash
The Nash is owned by Jazz in Arizona, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Nash preserves the cultural treasure of American music history, showcases live performance and ensures the future of the iconic art of jazz for generations to come. They are located at 110 E. Roosevelt Street. For more information visit or call (602) 795-0464.


About ArtPlace America
ArtPlace America is a collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations and six of the nation’s largest banks. ArtPlace America also seeks advice and counsel from close working relationships with various federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Education, and Transportation, along with leadership from the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Domestic Policy Council. ArtPlace America is investing in art and culture at the heart of a portfolio of integrated strategies that can drive vibrancy and diversity so powerful that it transforms communities. See more at:




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