Our vision is to allow artists and creative individuals to get involved in community development initiatives as a way to both inspire great art and catalyze community development to explore new paradigms.  We seek to be innovators in both the arts and community development industries by creating initiatives that bring them together.

  • We seek to inspire artists to activism, creatives to compassion.
  • We search out the good in the community and seek to partner, spotlight and amplify it by building bridges based on common concern.
  • We desire to be a safe place where people who feel they have no platform can engage, make a difference and belong.
  • We desire to create outlets for self expression.
  • We are committed to excellence.

Currently, our projects are almost entirely supported by earned income, bootstrapping and in kind donations. Your generous donations will allow us to continue our existing initiatives as well as increasingly support new initiatives designed to bring diverse crowds together and build bridges that strengthen ties in the community.

We are also exploring the possibility of opening a center to help bring our initives together under one roof and provide more opportunities for community education. If you would like to learn more about our vision for 511’s future, please email us and we would be happy to set up some time to go over the plan with you, give you a walking tour of the area or just buy you a cup of coffee.