San Jose

Keeping SoFA SoFA

12:30 p.m. | Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Photo by flickr user Sergio Ruiz

San Jose’s South of First Area (SoFA) is one of the city’s liveliest arts, culture and entertainment districts, though its rapid growth has many concerned about the loss of the neighborhood’s unique character and affordable spaces. San Jose is not alone in this problem, and urban arts districts from around the country can serve as wonderful studies for what the neighborhood can and should do next. Join us to talk about strategies and best practices for arts and culture cultivation in SoFA and the broader San Jose community.

+ Moy Eng / Community Arts Stabilization Trust
+ Casey Summar / Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville
+ Barbara Goldstein / Barbara Goldstein and Associates
+ Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA)


SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


Free for SPUR members.
$10 for non-members.

Pre-registration not required for this event.

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