Worcester Holding Open Meeting for City Public Art Plan

Worcester Holding Open Meeting for City Public Art Plan 1

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WORCESTER – The City of Worcester’s Department of Public Works & Parks (DPW&P) and Executive Office of Economic Development, along with the Worcester Cultural Coalition, are working together to review the public art component of the City’s Wayfinding Plan.

On Wednesday, March 13, the City will be holding a public information meeting to discuss the City’s efforts into developing a system of place-making signage that identifies both the specific area and location within the city and allows the incorporation of public art to welcome visitors and promote the city’s culture.

“The creation of this new wayfinding system is essential for growth, particularly in the area of cultural tourism and economic development,” said City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. “With the breadth and caliber of cultural organizations within the city, and the related hundreds of creative events and activities presented to the public, this system will greatly enhance the experience of visiting Worcester for the more than 2.7 million visitors we draw annually.”

The meeting will take place at 6 PM at the Worcester PopUp, 20 Franklin Street.

“Through creative thinking and problem solving, Worcester has established an identity that highlights its history of innovation and the diversity of its residents as it thrives as a prosperous creative city,” said Cultural Development Officer Erin I. Williams. “The Wayfinding Plan emerged from this creative spirit, bringing together different communities to work toward promoting quality of life in our great city. It brings to life the history of Worcester through artistsic expression.”

Artwork for 14 District Identifier signs will be commissioned through a call to artists. The Request for Proposals for the District Identifier artwork is expected to be issued later this month.

The art is intended to illustrate Worcester’s history, culture and community in creative and interesting ways.


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