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September 7, 2021

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The Muse Who Made Storefronts Bloom

Placemaking shows people just how powerful collective vision can be.

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The Muse Who Made Storefronts Bloom

“Joan Vorderbruggen’s job title is cultural district artist coordinator, but she really is Joan the connector, Joan the problem-solver, Joan the nurturer, Joan the perfect balance of right-brain nonlinear creativity and left-brain organizational prowess. Most people with her nonstop manic energy would get annoying in a hurry, but her authenticity charms, whether she’s trying to pitch corporate sponsors, recruit artists or help immigrants with limited English skills get the supplies they need for a new Somali museum in the Warehouse District.” Vorderbruggen is a former nurse-turned-artist-whisperer whose award-winning projects magically transform neglected neighborhoods into cultural destinations.

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Be The Change

Join an intimate circle with Joan Vorderbruggen this Wednesday, “Powerful Lessons of Urban Place-Making: Art + Healing. More details and RSVP info here. { more }

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