Over a single weekend I participated in an amazing community event called the Better Block Project.

The concept was to bring as many artists and businesses together as fast as we could with minimal resources to show that amazing things can happen in an overlooked area of Norfolk. The cultural exchange that happened on Friday and Saturday was unprecedented. Empty storefronts came back to life with creative pop up cafes and retail shops. A vacant warehouse was transformed into a music venue and arcade. It was inspirational to see all of my colleagues, friends, and clients enjoying the vibrant celebration of culture and art.

 

This is what a REAL city scape view looks like. Forget tall buildings, forget waterfront property, forget convention centers. I want a sea of people and businesses working together to have a good time, celebrate life, and take heart in the success of creativity and innovation! Who else is pumped?!

 

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