Revitalizing the Soul and the Neighborhood through Art

"Art is Business" repost for Theaster Gates Art Place, written by Tim Halbur

"..The project is part of a larger intervention in the community by visual artist and urban planner Theaster Gates, whose art has been included in the Whitney Biennial, the New York Armory Show, and the Inax Ceramic Museum of Japan. In addition to his arts pedigree, Gates has a master’s degree in urban planning and a passion for revitalizing neighborhoods like Grand Crossing."

Built in 1888, this once-vacant house
on the South Side of Chicago
has been renovated inside and out
to serve as the Library and Archive
House, holding a collection of art and
architectural books.
Credit: Propellerfund

Two-story building on South
Dorchester Street is being renovated
to serve as the Black Cinema House.
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