THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PLANNING BOARD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Through April 8, 2021
Contact: Anika Jackson- 301-952-4584
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PLANNING BOARD TO HOST VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING
ON THE ROLE ARTS AND CULTURE PLAY IN AIDING COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY
UPPER MARLBORO, MD-- Prince George’s County will host a virtual community meeting to engage stakeholders on the role arts and culture play in aiding with connectivity to make transportation corridors more inviting, safe, and accessible as a part of the Prince George’s County Cultural Art Study (PGCCAS). The virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Transportation networks are ideal sites for creative projects. From art in subway stations to artistically designed crosswalks, manhole covers, and bus shelter designs, arts can help improve accessibility, safety, and make the environment more inviting to users. Pedestrian and cycling trails offer additional opportunities for creativity, including public art, landscape design, and wayfinding. Art can also reduce barriers in transit stations, integrating creative wayfinding symbols to ease congestion and help direct passengers. This meeting will examine how arts and culture can improve the County’s connectivity and discuss some barriers or challenges for improvements.
PGCCAS is a comprehensive assessment of the diverse arts and culture ecology in Prince George’s County. This study will align and energize the arts and cultural sector, residents, and leaders, ultimately strengthening partnerships, community participation, and county government. PGCCAS is a collaborative effort between the Prince George’s County Planning Department and the Department of Parks and Recreation of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, Inc.
Community participation is integral to how the study will gather data, raise awareness, and better integrate arts and culture with the needs of Prince George’s County. To participate, register at https://pgccas_ac.eventbrite.com. Log-in information will be provided the evening prior to the meeting to all who register. Registration will close at noon, Thursday, April 8, 2021. For more information, visit http://www.mncppc.org/4860/Cultural-Arts-Study.
WHO: Prince George’s County Planning Department and Department of Parks and Recreation of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, Inc.
WHAT: The Prince George’s Cultural Arts Study: Connectivity
WHEN: Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual via MS Teams: To register--https://pgccas_ac.eventbrite.com
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