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Creative Co-Working Think Tank – Call For Artists

Creative Co-Working Think Tank – Call For Artists

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is looking for creatives to help with interior design ideas, thoughts on decorations, furniture, and space sizes for a Creative Co-Working Think Tank. LEDC will bring the beer and wine. You bring the creative minds and some colorful duck tape, if you have it. LEDC will mark out your floor plan ideas. Come see the space mid-renovation. Call dibs on your studio space.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 29 Nov 2017

The Creative Co-Working Think Tank will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30th at 6-8 pm at 32 E Baltimore Ave, Lansdowne, PA. This event will allow artists to get in on the ground floor of the newest creative co-working space in Delaware County Pennsylvania. If you are looking for creative co-working in a town that has a small-town feel or close proximity to the city of Philadelphia, you will find both in Lansdowne.

Residents and businesses here have many reasons they choose to base themselves in Lansdowne

Low Rent/Home Costs: Whether you’re a young adult renting your first apartment, a new family buying a home, or a senior looking to downsize, Lansdowne is for you. Rents and home prices are lower than many similar communities in Delaware County. According to Livibility.com, about 60% of owners in Lansdowne and 50% of renters pay less than 30% of their income toward housing expenses, a measure of affordability.

Feeling of Community: Events like the Lansdowne Farmers Market, Art Shows, Annual Festivals, Memorial Day 5K race, and parades give our residents a strong sense of community. In our targeted Elm Street neighborhood, the LEDC organizes street cleanups, park beautifications, green initiatives, youth outreach, and healthy community initiatives. These events are great opportunities to become involved in making Lansdowne your community.

Historic Beauty: Lansdowne’s central business district and two separate neighborhoods. The Henry Albertson Subdivision District and Lansdowne Park District can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. Residents love and are proud of the famous, historic architecture.

Easy Access to Philadelphia: A 20-minute regional rail ride or a 13-mile drive to Philadelphia, Lansdowne offers that suburban lifestyle with easy urban access.

Diversity: Lansdowne fosters and promotes a vibrant and inspiring artistic community. It makes up a large portion of residents. Families of all types are welcome here. Freedom from fear of judgment based on religion, culture, and sexual orientation is a fundamental right in Lansdowne.

About The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

The LEDC is a nonprofit organization, started in 1998. Its mission is to revitalize the borough of Lansdowne, located seven miles east of Philadelphia. They carry out their mission in several ways:

  • Provide resources and information to new and existing businesses,
  • Recruit new businesses to fill vacancies in the downtown,
  • Host various events such as a weekly farmers market and an annual arts festival which brings visitors and connects residents and businesses, and
  • Promote Lansdowne to potential new residents.

LEDC encourages community involvement through a strong, committed volunteer force. It contributes its time and money to enhancing life and business in Lansdowne.

For more information, contact debbie@lansdownesfuture.org.

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Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival – Call for Artists

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation invites artists and makers to apply to exhibit and sell at the Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival – coming this Fall on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 May 2016

The Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival is an expansion of the perennial favorite, the Arts and Music Festival in Lansdowne, and is expected to draw more than 2,500 people to our historic downtown. We’ve moved our popular event outdoors for an all-day festival of fine art, artisan craftsmanship, and live music that now includes local food trucks and children’s entertainment. Artists who have participated in the Lansdowne Arts and Music Festival are encouraged to apply, but we’re also excited to see new faces and new unique handmade items.

This show is juried and artists will be selected based on quality of work, but also diversity of the show. We’d like to showcase many different categories of craftsmanship including ceramics, photography, wood and sculpture, painting and drawing, jewelry, and mixed media. Preference will be given to artists and makers who are willing to do a day-of demonstration of their process.

Artists must provide their own tent, table, chairs, and displays. Please note, this event is outdoors and will go on rain or shine.

Cost: In order to apply, prospective artists must pay a $25 application fee. Once selected, an additional $50 will secure a 10′ x 10′ space along Lansdowne Avenue.

The Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival was established to promote local artisans but has grown to include artists and performers from around the region.

The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Borough of Lansdowne and the community.

For more information, contact jeanne@lansdownesfuture.org.

Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival

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