Why Creativity Matters
What fuels a vibrant, connected and creative community? What makes people feel good about living in Danbury? When locals share the creativity that they uncover in the nooks and crannies of their community it brings about connectivity and makes us all feel good.
Believe it or not, you discover creativity in the ordinary every day as you walk, shop, work and play in Danbury. HamletHub’s “Why Creativity Matters” showcases these local experiences.
Meet Danbury resident, Brian Walters, co-founder of the In View project of Danbury.
What organization in town makes you feel good?
I am the co-founder of the In View project of Danbury (with Mark Nolan of Nolan Enterprises) Together we find Connecticut based artists to display their artwork in vacant storefronts in downtown Danbury. As an artist myself doing this makes me feel good because I know first hand how tough it is to display artwork when you are first starting off. We do not charge a rental fee at the In View project and give the artist about 2 months to showcase their work in a highly visible storefront in the downtown area. The other great thing is that Mark and I are bringing art to the community for everyone to see, these storefront projects have been around for a long time and it is an amazing way to bring art to those who may not normally be exposed to it.