The Role of Arts and Culture in Community Building

Panel Dialogue

How can public art and cultural events in parks foster more vibrant and connected communities? This panel dialogue will explore their impact, with speakers sharing stories about the pivotal role the visual arts, performing arts, cultural events, and storytelling can play in shaping and enhancing the fabric of our communities, contributing to a shared sense of identity.


Taylor Davis

Landscape Designer; Curator, TBG Partners

Veronica Hahni

Executive Director, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative

Taylor Leonard

Program Manager, Community Partnerships, Charles River Conservancy

Sharon Yazowski

CEO, The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

Charlotte Tonsor

Executive Projects Director, The Trail Conservancy