Community Outreach & Engagement
CPAD and the Visual Arts
The arts are strongly linked to Detroit’s re-development and renaissance as a hot urban destination, but many Detroit communities continue to lack the arts infrastructure needed to support ongoing activity.
For this reason, CPAD’s initial focus is on highly visible, long-lasting, visual art projects that can begin to create a real and lasting arts infrastructure by establishing arts places that are concrete and recognized as such by their communities.CPAD visual art projects create defined arts places in target communities and foster a sense of pride in, and commitment to their neighborhoods for residents. These arts places support ongoing arts activity and often re-purpose vacant or under-used community spaces and resources, turning community challenges into opportunities.