Douglas is one of nine communities represented in the inaugural Arizona Creative Communities Institute, a learning program wherein diverse teams from Arizona cities, towns, and neighborhoods reimagine community assets and devise meaningful projects that place creative engagement, ethical and equitable practices, and local wisdom at the center.

Team Members & Collaborators

The list below includes persons affiliated with the team at any point in the 2+ year engagement:

David Carranza, Former Director of Economic/Community Development, City of Douglas

Arturo Escalante, Former Director, Sun Magazine

Estrella Esquilín, Artist

Alexandra Jimenez, Artist

Jenea Sanchez, Founder, Border Arts Corridor; Instructor, Cochise College

Dave Tarullo, Board Treasurer, Border Arts Corridor; Instructor, Cochise College

Jose Pedro Teran, Owner, El Arteran Designs

About Douglas

Population: 17,378

Douglas residents Arturo Escalante, Jenea Sanchez, and Jose Pedro Teran.



Following deep community listening focusing on the history, promise, and lived experiences of the people living and working in the historic border city of Douglas, Arizona, “Reframing Douglas” was born—a series of events and interactions resulting in the installation of interactive sculptural viewfinders as a way to remember and animate places where residents gather, celebrate, and strive.


AZ CCI: Douglas

Additional Information and Project Updates

Douglas selected for AZ Creative Communities grant | Douglas Dispatch, July 26, 2017