Public Space Activations

The CSSD supports and encourages a lively Downtown through the activation and programming of public space. This includes events, bistro tables, food trucks, live concerts, movie nights, and more.
Check the Event Calendar for a full schedule of events and locations.

Connect the Lots Partnership

The Camden Special Services District is a proud partner of Connect the Lots. Connect the Lots is a community-driven initiative to activate Camden, New Jersey’s vacant and underutilized spaces through the identification and implementation of artistic, cultural, and recreational projects and activities to create safe and vibrant gathering places for the residents of the City of Camden.

Urban walls provide a wonderful canvas for large, vibrant, brilliantly colored murals. They add color to building walls and streets that would otherwise go unnoticed, which is a treat for locals and tourists alike. Below is a collection of murals in the Downtown.

Public Art

HopeWorks Mural

“Digital Divide Mural – A collaboration between HopeWorks and Mural Arts Philadelphia. Artist Eric Okdeh highlights the digital divide not as a problem or a social ill, but rather as a challenge that can and is being addressed...”

Click here to read the full article by Phaedra Trethan!

Market Street Pop-Up Mural

The CSSD and the IDEA Center for the Arts teamed up to beautify a vacant storefront on Market Street and combat illegal graffiti. The project was completed by a team of Camden-based artists and students.

201 Market Mural

CSSD Welcome Center – This Spring the We Live Here artists collective painted a storefront mural at the new Welcome Center complete with floral themes. Stop by 201 Market Street to check it out and say hi!

Downtown for the Holidays

Come Celebrate with Downtown Camden For The Holidays! Gaze at our new lighting installations or join us for multiple action-packed weekends of events.