On Saturday May 20th a number of Spark members made the journey east an hour to visit AS220 in Providence. This creative community has been making it happen for artists with huge economic impact revitalizing what is now called the Downcity Arts District.
AS220 has a campus of 4 buildings (which they own!) for performances, unjuried & uncensored gallery exhibitions, creative spaces for beyond-risk youth, and a makerspace-type set up called Industries with a phenomenal printshop.
Read on for comments from people who attended to get a feel for what we learned and check out more pictures by clicking this link.