Thursday, June 11, 2009
Many buildings in Kensington seem abandoned and unkept. Well, they are. But in some areas these buildings/warehouses are being transformed.
In an attempt to help local artists thrive, the New Kensington Community Development Corporation has developed the Coral Street Art House. This project took $7.5 million to create. It offers 27 affordable apartments for low-income artists of all kinds. The building is home to painters, actors, writers and photographers. The Art House is found on the corner of Coral and Hagert St. The first floor also has a communal entertainment area used for art shows and is open for community activities. This is also an attempt to bring the community together.
Every apartment has been renovated and turned into large modern spaces. Across the street another building has been renovated. The small spaces can be rented out at a cheap price so that artists can have their own studio to work from. These projects were created in hopes of bringing more art into the area. Another clear indication that Kensington is on its way up.
by Joangel Concepcion & Danny Barron
Posted by Joangel Concepcion at 10:07 AM