FROM INSPIRATION COMES ART.
In the case of ArtStreet, our inspiration
actually came from art. Launched in 2004, ArtStreet brings the concept
of “integrated learning and living in community” to the art world. The
brightly appointed facilities at ArtStreet include housing, a visual
arts gallery and studio, music performance and rehearsal space, a film
screeningroom, the campus radio station, the student-run ArtStreet
Café, and meeting spaces for classes and groups. Rather than sequester
the University’s creative class to its own housing, ArtStreet is
experienced and enjoyed by the entire University community. Students of
various majors can live in the townhouses or loft apartments, and any
student can take advantage of studio time to work on personal projects.
The open and inviting contemporary architecture gives a striking
entrance into this ever-evolving section of campus.
ArtStreet is perhaps the most distinctive variation on the University’s pioneering student neighborhood philosophy. UD is one of the most residential schools in the country, with more than 90 percent of students living on campus. With students living in the same neighborhoods as the Marianists, it’s not uncommon to see students taking study breaks on their front porches, living side by side with some of the most accessible and committed faculty in the country.