Article on the creative economy, with a focus on the exodus of artists leaving P
Article on the creative economy, with a focus on the exodus of artists leaving Portland for more affordable places like the converted mills in Biddeford and Saco, Sanford, Westbrook, and Brunswick. Rachael Weyland, director of Heart of Biddeford, estimates there are up to 1,000 artists in Saco and Biddeford, and about 300 of them rent studios in either the Lincoln Mill, Riverdam Millyard, North Dam Millyard, or the Bugbee Brown building. Mills available to artists cover roughly 810,00 square feet in the Twin Cities mill district. After purchasing Biddeford's Riverdam Millyard in 2004, developer Steve Sobol now has 60 tenants in the space, with room for up to 30 more. With comments by Nancy Kureth, a mixed media artist and member of Twin Cities Creative Council; Bob Dodge, Biddeford's economic development director; Jim Cohen, mayor of Portland; and Erik Carson, Westbrook's economic development director.
Artists, Rental housing, Biddeford
Donnelly, Sara, "Article on the creative economy, with a focus on the exodus of artists leaving P" (2006). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 2718.