Art / Housing

One-day event will address gentrification, artists

Artists and affordable housing professionals will be the presenters at an event that will focus on concerns over gentrification and the role artists play in revitalizing neighborhoods.

The event, entitled Sustaining Neighborhoods: Artists Moving Beyond Gentrification, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Feb. 22 at La Casa Azul Bookstore at 143 E. 103rd St. in East Harlem. It is co-presented by The Laundromat Project and La Casa Azul.

Presenters will include Adeola Enigbokan, Carloine Woolard, Esther Robinson of ArtHome, representatives from ArtSpacePS109, The Actors Fund and Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development.

Topics will include:

  • How does rapid community change affect artists as community members?
  • How do artists address gentrification in their work?
  • How can artists and arts organizations be stabilizing forces in their neighborhoods?

Those interested in attending are urged to get their tickets soon, as the event is expected to sell out. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by clicking on

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