Director of Strategic Projects
Laura Woeste is the Director of Strategic Projects for the Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP). The DDP is dedicated to making downtown Dayton a better place to live, work, and visit. Working with downtown property owners, businesses and residents, Laura the the DDP team provide strategic planning, business development and marketing services to grow and strengthen downtown. She manages the Urban Art Intersections program and has been involved in coordinating a variety of public art projects downtown. Laura currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Dayton and Girls on the Run Dayton, the Dayton Art Institute Former Associate Board, and is active in many other non-profits organizations and committees.
A partnership between the Downtown Dayton Partnership and The Contemporary Dayton, Urban Art Intersections is an initiative that aims to enliven the downtown streetscapes with public art. The public art projects completed through the program have served as arts-based civic engagement opportunities that promote downtown Dayton, support local artists, and engage audiences of all ages. Large- and small-scale murals, as well as a series of wrapped electrical boxes, have been completed through the program. Partner Leaders, Eva Buttacavoli and Laura Woeste will share more information about process, challenges, and best practices they've learned.