Venice Art Place - Community Input Meeting

As part of Metro’s joint development process to determine the use for an abandoned bus depot site in Venice, we participated in a great community design workshop last week! This was the first meeting of their community-based process to determine the new use for this site in the heart of Venice. OACLA has been assisting and representing artist community liaison Sandy Bleifer and a collective of artists by helping them to envision an artist colony.

 OACLA Director of Projects Dave Roselle speaking with the group about our involvement through this community-driven process.

OACLA Director of Projects Dave Roselle speaking with the group about our involvement through this community-driven process.

The workshop was an incredible way to hear directly from the residents on their hopes and concerns. We look forward to upcoming community meetings and development of their vision which will hopefully be included in the upcoming Request for Proposal for the site. To check out our initial work head over to VeniceArtPlace.com to see the visuals and read about the communities vision for the site. Thanks to volunteers Sean Gaffney and Andrei Rachko for their hard work on the design and website! Below are some great photos from our Communications Coordinator Bryant Leung.