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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Creative Corridor gets banners. Next, completion of projects?

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 9:55 AM

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The so-called Creative Corridor — or Little Rock's Main Street in the current PR effort by the city — will begin Thursday installing banners for the corridor chosen in a design competition.

Mayor Mark Stodola and Arts Center Director Todd Herman chose the winning designs by Virmarie DePoyster of North Little Rock and Stephano of Little Rock from 30 entries.

No images to show yet, but a news release said DePoyster's designs — color-manipulated photos of a ballerina and a saxophone player — will hang from the north and south ends of the parking deck at 2nd and Main. Stephano's painting, "City of Bridges," will appear on a banner hanging from the middle of the building.

The mayor said they will brighten up Main Street.

The ArtPlace foundation and the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau are paying for the banners.

Now if the city could just get something going on the moribund putative hotel project at Capitol and Main; the curiously delayed condo project in the 300 block; the gaping wound of the derelict Donaghey Building; paying tenants for the someday-to-be-built "Tech Park;"  a single dollar of private contribution, rather than just outgo of tax dollars to purchase property from the Stephens empire; completion of promised spaces for arts institutions on Main, etc. ...... Finishing the street work in the project would also be a delight for motorists.

UPDATE: There is some good news on Main Street. Cranford Co., an ad agency formed by brothers Ross, Jay and  Chris Cranford last year, has moved into the corner of the Arkansas Building at 6th and Main. It has high hopes for continuing development with a tech base in the neighborhood.

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