Arts and Cultural Events Could Help the White Flint Sector Flourish

Arts and Cultural Events Could Help the White Flint Sector Flourish

It is often said that providing spaces for arts and culture can help communities flourish. Here in the White Flint sector, we often highlight the public spaces in all these new development projects that could potentially host arts and cultural programming. Providing space for these types of programming is a huge incentive for people to visit these new developments and even become future residents. Specifically, musical events have “long been a social connector,” bringing people together who have shared interests.  With the new music venue in Pike & Rose, the AMP by Strathmore, we hope that this is what will happen in the White Flint Sector.

Stay tuned this week for a profile on Strathmore, who is bringing the new arts and cultural center to the White Flint area.

Rebecca Hertz


Rebecca Hertz is the Assistant Executive Director of Friends of White Flint. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts in 2012. She completed her Master’s Degree from Clark University, as well, in Community Development and Planning in 2013. She is interested in how built environments impact the health and growth of communities. Prior to this role, she worked as a youth worker and mentor for several non-profit organizations in Maryland and Massachusetts. She grew up in Rockville, MD and has recently moved back to the region.


Christiana Drapkin

To make arts and culture truly a community asset, make plenty of room for participation. How about once a month teen talent shows (no alcohol served), featuring various teenage bands in diverse styles!
Maybe in collaboration with local public and private music teachers, as well as open auditions for budding individual teen artists?

Make room in the schedule for community chorus, community sing, or other practice and performance possibilities for amateur musicians of all ages, too.

    Lindsay Hoffman

    These are wonderful suggestions, Christiana. I wonder whether AMP by Strathmore is considering these types of community activities – we’ll have to ask!

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