Urban Artist Exchange (UAE)

Urban Artist Exchange is a creative placemaking project powered by CityFest, Inc. and the City…

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1509 Clifford Brown Walk,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Address
1509 Clifford Brown Walk,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Urban Artist Exchange is a creative placemaking project powered by CityFest, Inc. and the City of Wilmington Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

The former Wilmington Police Department mounted patrol horse stables and the Urban Environmental Center have transformed into the Urban Artists Exchange (UAE) — an arts-based community development center that engages and employs young urban artists by offering hands-on education initiatives.

Arts Education Spaces
Phase 1 of this project was the conversion of the decades-long abandoned Wilmington Police Department horse stables into eight art creation and teaching studios, and a group exhibition/gathering area. Phase 1 was completed in Summer of 2019 with the inaugural Arts Work program commencing days after. Future phases of the UAE are envisioned to include an open-seat amphitheater with an integrated wastewater management system, an outdoor public art exhibition, and environmentally sustainable landscaping.

Location
The UAE is located at 1500 Walnut Street in Wilmington’s East Side Historic District, which is one of the city’s traditional African-American communities. Urban Artists Exchange will establish the historic former Old City Stables as a distinctive destination, contiguous to historic sites such as the Clifford Brown Gardens and outdoor listening room, Howard Vo-Tech (formerly Howard High School), and the new Clifford Brown Loft Apartments.

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