Bunnell Street Arts Center presents Old Town ArtPlace Initiative, opportunities through art to explore creative placemaking, shared values and communal stewardship in the historic neighborhood of Old Town, Homer. Old Town ArtPlace Initiative seeks solutions to entrenched problems like speeding traffic and pedestrian accessibility with artist-led amenities, participatory events and both permanent and ephemeral public art installations and Old Town Artist In Residence program for visiting artists from Alaska and the United States to galvanize the community around Homer’s Old Town neighborhood through the creation and presentation of artwork that activates the Arts Center’s space and surrounding outdoor neighborhood sites. For ideas and examples google Creative Placemaking and visit www.artplaceamerica.org
We’ve got it going on!
We are busting at the seams with creativity and partnerships, Here are some recaps!
Old Town has new striping and paving to happen along E. Bunnell Ave and Bishop’s Beach parking in October, as well as more pedestrian signage!
Charles Way should be developed as an additional walking and bike trail by next spring.
An edible and pollinating garden and peony garden has been planted beside the board walk along Bunnell!
Can you picture a public art sculpture in Bishop’s Beach Park? WE CAN! Artist RFPs will be released on October 1st and have a submission deadline of Dec 1st. The AIR selection committee will select the artist by mid December!