Comment 53224

By mrjanitor (registered) | Posted December 17, 2010 at 09:01:19

I have yet to meet a rich artist. An artist needs space to pursue their passion. An artist generally has very little money so could someone please do the calculus for me and explain just where an artist is going to set-up shop. Where rents are cheap, plain and simple. Are Gallery 425 and Bill Powell's gallery on Barton contributing to gentrification, they've been there for YEARS and the area around them is unchanged.

Get rich quick scheme and arts in the same sentence... really? People who love art or music yet don't have the talent or ability to create set up shop to at least be immersed in what they love, creation. The arts entrepreneur can't do so they contribute by providing the platform that all creation requires, space. The profit from displaying art or providing venue for musicians is so low only low rent zones make those businesses possible. So are we as a city to ostracize creators and their supporters because they may make a city more livable therefor more desirable?

I just don't get it.

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