Today is the opening celebration for The Corner, the oral history and art project at 23rd & Union. The artists are there all afternoon to talk to neighbors about the project, and they’ve got a big table set up with some tasty looking BBQ.
With the art installation now completed, the next step is to get more people involved in the history part of the project. They want everyone with a memory or a story to tell about the intersection to call 877-723-8646 and leave a recording. Those will then be packaged up into podcasts and a larger documentary about the intersection. You can also get involved via the project’s website or their very active Facebook page.
The art installation sits on the vacant lot where Jim Mueller has filed plans to build a 6-story apartment building, a project which has been delayed due to the turmoil in the financing markets.
The celebration runs through 5pm today.
Here’s some photos from the event: