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October 2019

Working with Lots Implementation Tour 2019

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Detroit Future City, 2990 West Grand Boulevard Suite 2
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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$10 – $100

The grantees of 2019's Working with Lots Program have been hard at work over the last six months transforming their vacant lots into beautiful landscapes. Join us for a tour of seven Field Guide Lot Designs throughout the city, and a conversation with the grantees.   We'll enjoy food, drink, and conversation as we hear our grantees' implementation stories and their experiences from design to installation, and what it means to their community.

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Working with Lots Workshop Series: Placemaking & Incorporating Art

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
KAN Books, 9405 John R. St.
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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  Purpose:  This workshop will discuss the benefits of placemaking and how transforming vacant spaces can create a sense of place in a neighborhood and provide the community with a place to gather. Tips for raising funds, engaging the community in the placemaking planning process, event logistics, and place keeping will be covered. Through hands-on activities, we’ll share ways to incorporate different types of art and structures to engage the community and enhance a space.

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