Northwood Village, one of the trendiest and art-centric neighborhoods in West Palm Beach, could be your new home with the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency’s LOT 23 Artist in Residence program. In partnership with the Center for Creative Education, this program provides apartments at a substantially discounted rate and, in return, resident artists provide community service hours in the form of art education for local residents. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for current vacancies as the WPB CRA is seeking to incorporate additional variety to the educational community classes. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges creatives to attend the Information Program on Friday, November 18th.
Artists Wanted for Lot 23 Artist Colony
In WPB’s Popular Northwood Village
Vacancies available for artists to rent at a discounted rate in exchange for community service
Lot 23 Artist in Residence program
Friday, November 18 at 6:00 pm
At the Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street in Northwood Village
Attendees will receive details about the program along with tours of the classrooms, artist studio and apartments, all within walking distance of each other.
“The LOT 23 Artist In Residence program is a unique way to provide cultural opportunities for the community,” said Jon Ward, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director. “Creating a program that not only benefits talented individuals with affordable living arrangements, but also inspires and educates future creators, innovators and artists is a tremendous asset for our community.”
LOT 23 resident artists can demonstrate their creativity, share their talents and engage community members by creating and teaching classes, special events and art shows. Craig McInnis, a freelance artist with a background in commercial and fine arts, is one of the current resident artists who teaches classes such as Drawing Fundamentals and Acrylic Innovations to students at the Center for Creative Education.
LOT 23 Resident, Craig McInnis Teaching a Class
“I enjoy the challenge of teaching all skill levels in my favorite mediums,” said McInnis. “The community I live in is important to me and this program allows me to get to know my neighbors and give back by sharing my creative gifts.” In addition to inspiring local students, McInnis also serves as the President of Art Synergy, Art Director for The Event Group, Creative Director for Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Theme Set Designer for the South Florida Fair.
An Example of Classes Offered by Residents of LOT 23 at Center For Creative Education
All classes provided by Lot 23 resident artists are free to the community and held in a variety of venues throughout Northwood Village, Pleasant City and West Palm Beach. There is a diverse mix of classes for both children and adults that offer art opportunities for all skills levels. No registration is needed and all supplies are provided. For a current list of classes visit: http://cceflorida.org/lot-23/.
All creative disciplines are welcome to apply for the LOT 23 Artist In Residence program. The Northwood Village apartment units are 2bd/1 bath and rent for $350 per month with 20 hours per month of community service/classes required. The LOT 23 apartments are located at 608 and 610 23rd Street, West Palm Beach. For more information or to apply for one of available units, visit http://cceflorida.org/lot23-artists-in-residence/ or call (561) 805-9927.
About the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency:
Nationally recognized as one of the most innovative CRAs in the country, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) sets the standard for redevelopment through award – winning marketing and branding campaigns, events and attractive business incentive programs. The mission of the CRA is to enhance the viability, long‐term stability and the overall economic health of the Downtown City Center and Northwood Pleasant City districts, the core of the City of West Palm Beach.
For more about the Community Redevelopment Agency, visit: wpb.org/cra