400 West Rich and the city’s neglect of the arts

I have to be careful here, because for once I don’t want to offend the people I’m talking about. In this case, it’s the artists who are essentially displaced from the studio space at 400 West Rich in Franklinton. As someone who provides studios for artists, I know the struggle of finding and maintaining a creative sanctuary and then having enough energy to create. But there is a part of this development that has nothing to do with the arts that is extremely important to talk about, so I will try to make as little of it as possible specific to the artists of the 400. Pushing the arts out of an area that is served the capitalist purpose happened throughout this city. This is happening right now outside of Franklinton and will happen again tomorrow.

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