DC Office of Planning Announces Community Partners for Playable Art DC

By East City Art Editorial Team on July 15, 2014

The DC Office of Planning (OP) has selected three neighborhood partners for Playable Art DC installations through a competitive application process: Kennedy Street Development Association, the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District, and the NoMa Business Improvement District. The Playable Art DC team will now conduct design workshops with neighbors of all ages. Once the information is gathered, a call for designs will be released internationally to the public this fall. The three neighborhood sites include: the small green space near the intersection of 5th and Kennedy Streets, NW; a section of K Street, NW sidewalk and tree box near 5th and K Streets, NW in the heart of Mount Vernon Triangle; and along the Metropolitan Branch Trail between L and M Streets, NE in NoMa.

Playable Art DC is a play and place-making initiative of the DC Office of Planning (OP) in partnership with the District Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to bring innovative art-based play spaces to neighborhoods with underserved park space in the District through an international design competition. Playable Art DC promotes the use of art as a means of creating new types of play spaces in areas that are constrained by space, topography, or other barriers like busy streets. The initiative is made possible by a grant from ArtPlace America. What kind of public art would you like to see? Make you voice heard and take the survey here.