Survey Results

On March 9, 2018, Peralta Projects put out an online survey seeking input and support for the proposed gallery space. The objective was simple: We would not open without community buy-in. The proposed space is located in the historic La Alma-Lincoln Park community of Denver where gallery founder, Esteban Peralta, was raised in the ’70s.

The survey ended on April 19, 2018 with results indicating overwhelming support for our project. We are excited to launch the effort on June 7 with our very first exhibition and will continue to seek input and support from the surrounding community. We wouldn’t and can’t exist without it.

Here are the results of the survey:

1) How would you rate your support for the proposed Peralta Projects art gallery space in Denver’s La Alma-Lincoln Park neighborhood?

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Selected Comments:

I have a love for art so therefore I support Peralta Projects art gallery.
4/14/2018 10:46 AM

I am excited to hear that someone who is from the local community is taking interest in showing respect and adoration for the neighborhood, rather than just invading it and expecting the people of the neighborhood to deal with it and like it.
4/11/2018 9:27 AM

Its great what he is doing for the neighborhood.
4/10/2018 8:04 PM

That would be amazing!
3/9/2018 8:10 PM

I would love to see the work.
3/9/2018 7:49 PM

2) Is gentrification in Denver’s central communities an issue for you?

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Selected Comments:

It pains me to know that the neighborhood that I love and hold so dear to my heart, will never be made affordable to people like me. Gentrification is ensuring that only wealthy people can afford to live in and around the city of Denver.
4/11/2018 9:27 AM

Gentrification in our central communities across the country is an issue for me so yes, very much so is my answer.
4/10/2018 8:23 PM

There will always be change.
4/10/2018 8:04 PM

I feel it’s important to protect the cultural, the people, and the cost of living. But I also am appreciative of the economic growth. I think it is important to find a middle ground between the two, so that people are not misplaced.
3/9/2018 8:10 PM

3) How would you describe your support for the arts in Denver?

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4) How many years have you lived in Denver?

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5) What can new businesses and residents to Denver’s Lincoln Park/Santa Fe Arts District neighborhood do to improve relations with longtime members of the community?

Selected Responses:

Keep them informed and include their input.
4/14/2018 10:46 AM

Include programming and givebacks that serves interests and needs of the community.
4/11/2018 12:38 PM

By making them feel like they are friends and neighbors. Not outsiders. The class war that is happening right now in the WESTSIDE is wrong and it makes me angry.
4/11/2018 9:27 AM

Involving the community from the beginning is always the best first step.
4/10/2018 8:23 PM

It will bring them together or tear them apart. Pending on your perspective on the culture being developed.
4/10/2018 8:04 PM

Do more projects like this and ask community members for their input, and be transparent with your intentions
4/10/2018 7:57 PM

I think about this a lot but I’m not sure. I think it has to be a person thing, like inviting artists who have lived here a long time to curate a show or show their art or perform at our openings. Or maybe just personally inviting them to these galleries & businesses? I have also thought about starting a poetry/literature reading group with folks who live across from me. Reading literature from their home countries as many of my neighbors are refugees from elsewhere. I guess I think about this reading group idea the most…but maybe that’s not the answer to your question.
4/10/2018 8:25 AM

It help people see the beauty in Denver that most might not be subjected to.
3/10/2018 7:41 PM

Let them know you respect their status in their community. Involve them and add their experience that they have of their own neighborhood.
3/9/2018 8:13 PM

Just be good people and good community members.
3/9/2018 8:10 PM

Share awareness, stay connected, and gain support
3/9/2018 7:35 PM

Not move here 🙂
3/9/2018 4:54 PM

6) Please feel free to comment further.

Selected Responses:

Best of luck!
4/10/2018 8:23 PM

I’m very excited for your space. & I hope we can collaborate on something eventually!
4/10/2018 8:25 AM

I love the art district… I shows all of the amazing talent Denver has to offer.
3/10/2018 7:41 PM

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