Pikes Peak Regional History Lecture Series
Creative PlacemakingIncorporating artistic or creative solutions as part of urban design and development.: 20 Years of Art on the Streets
Presented by Claire Swinford
A lively, informative stroll through the history of Colorado Springs’ beloved Downtown public art program through the eyes of its friends, founders and current facilitators. Learn how a simple sculpture exhibit helped this community reconnect, revitalize and take pride in what makes their city center unlike any other.
About the Presenter
Claire Swinford is the Director of Urban Engagement for Downtown Partnership, the lead nonprofit organization ensuring that Downtown Colorado Springs serves as the economic, cultural, and civic heart of the city. She is responsible for activities of the State-Certified Creative District of Downtown Colorado Springs, public benefit programs and events of the Partnership, and growing stakeholder engagement within the urban core. She is the 2016 recipient of the Mayor’s Young Leader Award in Creative Industries, and was named a Rising Star by the Pikes Peak Arts Council for her cultural advocacy as well as her work as a painter.