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Mural by Bik Ismo in Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville: Creative Placemaking, Urban Art, and the Night

24 Minutes Podcast
Season 2, Episode 18
Jul 17, 2023
Guest: Kady Yellow, Senior Director of Creative Placemaking & Events
Downtown Vision, Inc., Jacksonville, FL

We have questions:

  • What exactly is placemaking or creative placemaking?
  • When it comes to art that is created for — and found in — public settings, what is the difference between graffiti, murals, and street art?
  • How can public places and urban art be shaped in ways that are inclusive and respectful of those who will interact with them the most?
  • And what does any of this have to do with our cities and neighborhoods at night?

We will find out the answers to these questions in this episode of 24 Minutes from 24HourNation. We talk with Kady Yellow, Senior Director of Creative Placemaking & Events for Downtown Vision, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida.

Kady’s fascinating backstory offers great insight as to why she is such a valuable link between policymakers and those who are often left out of community decisions.

As a bonus, Kady also gives us an introductory class in outside-of-the-museum urban art. We get history and details about:

  • Graffiti art
  • Muralism
  • Street Art

Moreover, we learn how murals can have both a positive and negative effect on neighborhoods and public spaces. That’s a nuance especially worth listening for by commercial developers and city leaders as we hear from Kady Yellow.



Get details about Kady’s book, “New Orleans: Murals, Street Art & Graffiti Vol.1”

Jacksonville mural by Puerto Rican artist Bik Ismo

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