Everyone at ICE is disheartened and disappointed by Mayor Bowser’s recent decision to cancel our agreement with the city of Washington D.C. to develop the Franklin School into a public, non-profit space dedicated to arts education and the exhibition of contemporary art in the heart of the city.
We remain hopeful that some agreement can be reached. We remain confident in the ability of ICE to succeed, meet fundraising goals, and ultimately function as a contributing member of D.C.’s economy through employment, education, retail and entertainment.
We are eager to communicate with Mayor Bowser and her team, and are making every effort to keep this exciting dream alive.
If you believe, as we do, that ICE will create a center for creativity, education and innovation, while respecting and preserving the historic architecture and original purpose of the Franklin School by welcoming Washingtonians of all ages to access multi-disciplinary public programming, please reach out to Mayor Bowser.
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