THERE’S a new vibe in the Nelson Bay CBD, that has nothing to do with rates or levies and everything to do with community, contribution and art.
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Dress Up Nelson Bay was initiated in late 2017.
It is a project that has asked owners of empty shops if local artists and makers could ‘dress up’ their windows for free whilst the shop was waiting for tenancy.
Meryl Miller of the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre told News Of The Area, “The creative occupiers inject vibrancy and life back into the space and the outcome often leads to paying tenancy in future, also providing our community with reasons to show pride in the area.”
The Dress Up Nelson Bay program was initially enabled via a Port Stephens Council Mayoral grant.
“The transformation of Nelson Bay’s Cascade walk is a true example of the synergy within our vibrant community.”
The Artisan Collective’s Anna Webster answered a question posed by PS Branding who was engaged to help Pure Property Management enhance the Cascade Walk within Nelson Bay on their Instagram Social Media account.
Anna suggested “Dress Up Nelson Bay” as a means of injecting life into the vacant premises while they await their next tenants.
“The time was right!”
There were eight windows to dress up in this exciting venture, with both the Artisan Collective and Port Stephens Community Arts Centre participating.
Maret Larnarch Styling was engaged to bring all the shop windows to life.
“It is a pleasure to see this busy walkway bringing joy to passing foot traffic and supporting our local creative community, she said.
By Marian SAMPSON