2112 to help shape plans for three Austin cultural facilities

Posted By: Scott Fetters

By the end of the year, the city will have rough estimates for the capital expenses and operational costs for opening three music and art hubs at three cultural centers, with a Chicago group likely playing a large role in shaping the offerings and programs included in those facilities.

The Music Commission received an update last week on the plans for upcoming community feedback sessions at the three cultural centers  Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center and the Asian American Resource Center  and the reports and cost estimates for the hubs. The community feedback process is being handled jointly by EQ Austin, Sound Music Cities and 2112 Chicago, which operates a 160,000-square-foot creative hub and is working to open a similar facility in Milwaukee.

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