Creative Placemaking Projects

Leaders from across the country are using arts, culture, and creative placemaking to engage residents, set revitalization goals and visions, and to reactivate vacant spaces. From pop-up events to permanent communal gathering spaces to storytelling through murals, leaders are using creative means to improve quality of life for the neighbors and increase the vibrancy of their communities.

The projects highlighted in this online database are sourced from the Center for Community Progress’ national network of on-the-ground partners, like yourself, who have first-hand knowledge of these unique projects. Inclusion does not indicate that the Center for Community Progress endorses any particular project, nor that every project is appropriate for every community.


Property Type
  • All
  • Commercial Lot (no structure)
  • Commercial Structure
  • Open Space
  • Other
  • Residential Lot (no structure)
  • Residential Structure
Project Type / New Use(s)
  • All
  • Art – Large Scale (e.g. Sculpture; mural)
  • Art – Small Scale (e.g. painting; performance; visual)
  • Carpentry
  • Event(s)
  • Live/Work Space
  • Performance
Initial Cost
  • All
  • $10,000-$50,000
  • $100,000-$250,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • Over $250,000
  • Under $10,000
Duration
  • All
  • Interim
  • Once / Single Day
  • Permanent
  • Temporary (less than one year)
Organization Type
  • All
  • Academic
  • Artist(s)
  • Community Leader
  • Land Bank
  • Local Goverment
  • Nonprofit - Arts and Culture
  • Nonprofit - Other
  • Other
  • Private Sector
Location
  • All
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming