Thanks to Bravo and Group Creative Services for partnering with Invest DSM to bring an artist-in-residency program to Des Moines!
The artist, Eleanor Kahn, is embedded with a team at Invest DSM and will visit old neighborhood business districts that need increased energy and vitality, said Teva Dawson, director at Group Creative Services.
“She’s getting a sense of what they are and meeting with people who are current owners, neighborhood leaders or stakeholders,” Dawson said.
She said that Kahn, an Iowa State University graduate who now lives in Chicago, will work with stakeholders over the next six months to determine “what their hopes and dreams are and what the potential is.”
The goal of the project is to help organizations approach their goals with more creativity and innovation, Dawson said.
“She’s there to provide a spark of creativity toward the revitalization of those business districts,” she said.