Community members are invited to help shape the vision for a new art center in Redwood City, called the Downtown Redwood for Creativity, by responding to a survey.
Surveys for children and adults can be viewed here and must be submitted by November 12th.
The city council has already expressed support for the development of a permanent arts center in the city, and the current goal is to raise private funds for a feasibility study for such a project, according to an October report. presentation on the project by the Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation, Bias Art and the Redwood City Arts Commission in collaboration with RWC ARTS, a monthly round table of artists, advocates of the arts, arts organizations and municipal officials.
The Center for Creativity is designed as a private / public partnership and “reconfigurable, flexible and versatile space” offering exhibitions, performances, lectures, workshops, instruction, mentoring, studios and performance spaces, a café and an arts-oriented retail business. and outdoor spaces, depending on the presentation of the project. Similar art centers elsewhere in the Bay Area typically measure between 30,000 and 40,000 square feet, an analysis of regional art centers shows here.
An arts center in Redwood City would serve the peninsula and aim to compensate for losses in arts education in local public schools and within the community, where the high cost of living has made it increasingly difficult to operate. Art-related businesses and organizations, from galleries to community theater groups, officials said.