About Chris Devins
What We Do: Art + Urban Planning = Creative Placemaking
For businesses: Chris Devins Creative combines Art + Urban Planning to transform neighborhoods and business districts with murals and public Art installations that reaffirm community Identity. CDC's murals provide your business district with a cultural ambience within which to place your retail and other business activities. CDC's installations are economic development tools, attracting visitors to your commercial corridors, where they spend money. As in museums, where exhibit goers are encouraged to "exit through the gift shop", CDC's outdoor exhibits are the attraction and your commercial corridors the gift shop. CDC sells the distinctiveness of your district, increasing its drawing power.
For non-profits: Creative Placemaking - the deliberate integration of public arts and culture into comprehensive community development - serves as a critical catalyst in forming equitable living and working solutions for all the social, economic, and racial constituencies of a neighborhood. By intentionally embedding arts and culture into its economic resurgence, CDC can help you protect your community's cultural Identity, bridge social differences, elevate the voices of existing residents and support future development.