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Andrew R.

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Review for ARTblocks, Baltimore, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What an amazing non-profit. The ED, Deborah Patterson, really understands the community aspect of public art. Rather than bringing a vision to the neighborhoods, she organizes break-out sessions, and has the neighborhood themselves determine the type of art they want. Then is it Deborah's task to raise the funds to realizes the community's vision. Bonus, Deborah is one of the most talented artists in her own right, that I have ever seen. I often stare in awe at her works and know, no matter how hard I try, I can never achieve the level of greatness that she has been gifted. Truly a remarkable woman and a remarkable non-profit.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Druid Hill community. The transformation Deborah is leading almost brings me to tears.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more funding. This is what public art should be.

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How did you learn about this organization?

Random pop-in to Deborah's gallery.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

As any, fund and friend raising.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Same as above.

Role:  Advisor & Provide assistance in strategy.