Challenging Sameness with Art and Culture with Chris Frampton
Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
As a longtime advocate of the arts, CEO of East West Partners Chris Frampton emphasizes the value that arts and cultural initiatives bring to the real estate development process – from promoting public investment to building both awareness and community around new projects.
Chris discussed art and culture as solution-oriented tools for “challenging sameness,” engaging locals, and creating meaningful, enduring places where people want to be. When asked to describe such places, Chris shared, “A terrific place is one that is active, that organically creates community among residents, that is beautiful, of incredibly high-quality, and is a place that people really care about for the long haul.” Listen to the episode to learn more about the placemaking efforts that lead to “terrific” destinations from coast to coast.
Discussed in the Episode:
East West Partners
Civic Center Park Denver
Civic Center Park History
Denver Art Museum
Black Love Mural Festival Curated by Robert Gray
Denver Union Station
Denver Riverfront/Commons Park
Snowmass Base Village
The Gadsden in Downtown Charleston
About Chris Frampton, CEO of East West Partners:
As CEO and Managing Partner of East West Partners, Chris Frampton oversees all of the company’s development and sales activities. With East West pioneering new communities in Charleston, Denver, Snowmass, Deer Valley, and Kauai, Chris works with folks from coast to coast and helps guide these destinations toward the future. From his perspective, the agenda is actually quite simple: “We build places that put people first, where the experience drives design and sustainability governs construction techniques.”
Chris is a founding member and the board President for the Civic Center Conservancy, the City of Denver’s private partner at Civic Center Park. He is also Board Chair for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, as well as a member of the Board of Governors for the Denver Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
About Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
Dot Dot Dot is the continuing conversation around art and placemaking in the built environment. Hosted by NINE dot ARTS CEO Martha Weidmann, episodes explore art, culture, community, and more with a range of reputable business leaders. Tune in biweekly to learn how an original art experience can boost your business and make a social impact.
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