In 2010, the tenants of 116 East King Street had the idea to turn their townhouse into a community art space. In just one year, The Parliament Arts Organization’s art shows began to draw the masses, filling the block with excitement and energy. The Parliament Arts Organization quickly became York’s advocate for talented, yet overlooked, creative professionals. Energy had filled the block, and vacant offices and storefronts on the 100 block of E. King Street rapidly transformed into artists’ studios, galleries and boutiques. The Parliament continues producing successful programs and events in The Royal Square District.