Kelley Lindquist






Over the past 30 years, Kelley Lindquist has quietly built Artspace from a local developer of affordable housing for artists into a national powerhouse that operates 35 properties for artists in 20 states. In addition to renovating historic buildings, the organization has been instrumental in advancing the increasingly popular idea of using the creativity and resourcefulness of resident artists to help transform communities. In fact, Artspace’s success has made it the go-to consultancy for community leaders who want to leverage the arts for economic and cultural development. Lindquist and company have advised communities in almost every state on the value of art and artists—an idea seeded here.