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File #: 18-7839    Name: Public Hearing and Consideration of lease renewal for Del Ray Artisans at the Colosanto Center
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/13/2018 In control: City Council Public Hearing
On agenda: 6/23/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Lease Agreement between the City of Alexandria and the Arts Resource Foundation (dba Del Ray Artisans), for use of the Colosanto Center located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301.
Attachments: 1. 18-7665_Colasanto Lease Agreement FY19-21
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JUNE 6, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Lease Agreement between the City of Alexandria and the Arts Resource Foundation (dba Del Ray Artisans), for use of the Colosanto Center located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301.
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ISSUE: City Council consideration of a Lease Agreement between the City of Alexandria and the Arts Resource Foundation (dba Del Ray Artisans), for use of the Colosanto Center located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council hold a public hearing and authorize the City Manager to execute the Lease Agreement (Attachment) substantially in the form attached between the City of Alexandria and the Arts Resource Foundation (dba Del Ray Artisans).

BACKGROUND: The Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community. The purposes for which Del Ray Artisans is organized are (i) to support new and emerging artists and artisans, (ii) to develop and foster community based arts activities, events and organizations, (iii) to develop and promote the arts as a resource for community outreach, and (iv) to make more available and accessible to the general public the full range of creative expression and artistic endeavors in the visual, performing and applied arts.

The Colosanto Center has been the home of the Del Ray Artisans for over 20 years and has become a cultural anchor for the Del Ray Community.

DISCUSSION: The Del Ray Artisans have been a part of the Del Ray community since their founding in 1992 and have been leasing the Colosanto Center for over 20 years. The center is free and open to the public four days per week and serves approximately 8,00...

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