Designing Our Future #10 | A Place for Artists

What could a property boom mean for our creative scene?  I recently
read the below article from the Portland Monthly — my old stomping grounds. I often refer to Asheville as a mini-Portland given the similar cultural vibe which made it an easy transition for me when I finally decided to land here nine years ago now. What was one of the first things I did here? I opened an art studio in the River Arts District and immersed myself in the Asheville art scene. IMG_2311The art and design scene has always had a gravitational pull and remains part of the culture of our collective Modern Asheville Real Estate office, team and community.

The below linked article discusses the issue of what happens to artists and our creative culture given times of unwavering growth. Here is a snippet ~ To many, the moment represented how Portland’s rising cost of living and booming real estate market are scattering its artists—and, in a larger sense, how a shiny, more expensive New Portland is sweeping aside the scruffier, less polished predecessor.Screen Shot 2016-03-05 at 9.31.57 AM

In our office and community we love both the polish and the grit of Asheville and hope our city can strike a balance with the two as we move through unprecedented growth. Please take a moment and read the article here and reflect. What are the considerations for our city as we evolve? Cheers!

3 responses to “Designing Our Future #10 | A Place for Artists

  1. I would like to suggest that you check out the work of Jason Muhlenkamp of Asheville. He has just completed an amazing renovation in the heart of West AVL on Waynesville Ave, near the bottle tree park.

  2. Nice article and timely for many a city, including Miami. Thanks!

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