Mayor Murray signs legislation creating Central Area Arts and Cultural District
12/15/2015Mayor Murray signed legislation creating the Historic Central Area Arts and Cultural District, the second Seattle neighborhood to be named a designated Arts & Cultural District. The Central Area is a center of African-American heritage and history as well as a neighborhood undergoing rapid change. The Arts District designation recognizes the culturally rich neighborhood and seeks to preserve its character. - See more at: http://murray.seattle.gov/mayor-murray-signs-legislation-creating-central-area-arts-and-cultural-district/#sthash.Fnr30Imt.al77vSqD.dpuf
The Historic Central Area Arts and Cultural District designation is dedicated to: Preserving an African and African-American legacy in the Central Area. Sustaining and strengthening the physical identity and sense of place for Black cultural relevancy. Establishing continued support of artistic creation, economic vibrancy, livability, affordability, desirability and artistic vitality.