20 APRIL 2018 / Bell Artspace Campus Opening

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the Bell Artspace Campus held its grand opening in New Orleans, Louisiana. Artspace transformed the Bell Artspace Campus, formerly Bell School in Treme, into affordable housing units for artists, community culture bearers, and their families.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) was a lead supporter of the project, along with a number of organizations. Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Kelley Lindquist, President of Artspace, representatives of the SNF, and many local representatives attended the event. Stelios Vasilakis, SNF Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the SNF, provided remarks.

Furthermore, the SNF has provided lead support for the Pullman Artspace Lofts in Chicago, in the Pullman Historic District, a working class “company town” that was proposed for partial demolition, but was instead designated a national Monument by President Obama in 2015. Artspace will integrate new construction on vacant land with the historic preservation of two apartment buildings to provide affordable housing for artists and their families.
Artspace aims to create, foster, and preserve affordable and sustainable space for artists and art organizations.

For more information about Artspace and the Bell Artspace Campus, click here.