411 New York Ave. NE, the site of what's currently Union Arts D.C.

411 New York Ave. NE, the site of what's currently Union Arts D.C.

Artists have long been urban pioneers, staking out neighborhoods where space is ample and cheap. But the creative vibe artists bring to a neighborhood often attracts others, eventually bringing gentrification and displacing those very artists. So what do artists think of a plan to incorporate artists’ studios in a boutique hotel which is replacing the building they currently occupy? We speak with artists and a developer aiming to bring an “Art Hotel” to New York Avenue.

Guests

  • Luke Stewart Musician
  • Dennis Lee President, D.B. Lee Development
  • Micheline Klagsbrun Visual artist

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