Arts and Culture

Mayor’s Safe Art Space Task Force addresses distrust and offers new resources at public forum

Mayor’s Safe Art Space Task Force addresses distrust and offers new resources at public forum

After multiple meetings that were open to the public—though, as some complained on social media, not publicized with enough notice and visibility—the Mayor's Safe Art Space Task Force hosted a public forum in the War Memorial on Thursday to hear out artists, organizers, programmers, and patrons of the arts. Many filled the seats, though dozens steadily peeled away throughout the nearly three-hour forum. Some leaders of local DIY spaces and groups were noticeably absent, a symptom that musician and task force member Dan Deacon attributed to a distrust...

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