Meeting Place

Project Added: August 19, 2021
Project Point of Contact: [email protected]
A few people smiling, outside a door. One is holding a child

Graffiti artist Tim Clorius gathers with Maine Muslim Community Center members before Portland’s first Somali Poetry Slam, from Art At Work’s Meeting Place project. Photo by Marty Pottenger.

Arts-and Intersections:

Livability

Collaborators:

Location:

Portland, Maine

Region:

Northeast

Genre/Discipline:

Community arts

Population Density:

Urban

Large Intended Impact Area:

Locality/Town/City

Foundations:

OVERVIEW

As a city employee, artist Marty Pottenger noticed that public meetings were either poorly attended or did not reflect the diversity of residents. Thus, Meeting Place was born. It partners with neighborhood associations and artists to connect with residents who reflect their communities’ diversity and to create art that celebrate each area.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

As a city employee, artist Marty Pottenger noticed that public meetings were either poorly attended or did not reflect the diversity of residents. Thus, Meeting Place was born. It partners with neighborhood associations and artists to connect with residents who reflect their communities’ diversity and to create art that celebrate each area.

PROJECT EVALUATION

Currently not available.