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Visioning art on the Cross Kirkland Corridor event Nov 16

Contact: Philly Marsh
City Manager’s Office

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission invites you to a community visioning event to imagine art on the Cross Kirkland Corridor.  Guy Michaelsen, Principal of the Berger Partnership, and the consultant tasked with developing a plan to integrate art on the corridor, will share the concept of creative placemaking and how placemaking brings together public, private and community interests to help shape the physical and social character of a community around art and culture. Please join the Commission and Mr. Michaelson on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Arete, 450 Central Way, Kirkland, WA, 98033. Your reservation is appreciated by registering at ckcartplan1.eventbrite.comlinks to external site.

In 2012, the City of Kirkland purchased a 5.75 mile segment of the 42 mile Eastside Rail Corridor, naming it the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC).  A Master Plan process for the development of the CKC was launched in 2013 and the Kirkland City Council adopted the Master Plan in 2014. The goals of the Master Plan are to: (1) Connect Kirkland, (2) Foster a greener Kirkland, (3) Shape a place unique to Kirkland, and (4) Activate Kirkland and evolve over time. Building from these goals of the Master Plan, the Cultural Arts Commission is leading efforts to imagine how art, in a variety of forms, including performance, interactive, temporary and permanent, can be incorporated in the Corridor experience.

For more information about the event, contact Philly Marsh at or 425-587-3013. (11.04.15)