Central District Public Art Plan + You

The Central District Public Art Coalition (CDPAC) is pleased to release the Central District Public Art Plan by Kistler/Higbee Cahoot. The Central District Public Art Plan is a template for communities within the Central District (CD) to use. It lays out a vision for neighborhoods to create public art that speaks to residents by incorporating neighbors’ ideas and involving neighbors in the creative process. It is a community driven plan that was born of the desire of CD neighbors to create a series of community gathering places and to revitalize underused spaces.

The Central District Public Art Plan is an effort to engage the entire Central District community including residents, businesses, schools, and service and religious organizations in order to showcase the unique character of the area.

The main funding source for the CDPAC are funds raised by the Central District Garden Tour (GT) and volunteer labor. There are a variety of activities involved in making this a reality. We are very hopeful that these activities include as many neighbors as possible along the way. If you are interested in volunteering with us, we can use your help with a variety of activities including the day of the 2012 GT, June 9th. Setup and take down at the main plaza, soliciting sponsorships, soliciting food trucks, contacting potential partners for the CDPAC’s projects, web design/support and other possibilities too endless to enumerate here. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact us.

Download the plan at www.cdpac.org.

Combat Paper visits Pratt this Friday at 6:30pm

Combat Paper welcomes all to a free, public lecture this Friday, May 20th, 6:30pm at Pratt Fine Arts Center to learn more about their work with veterans in the creation of paper and works of art, from military uniforms. Combat papermakers will work at Pratt over the weekend to conduct a three-day papermaking workshop. Scholarships for veterans are available for this workshop. Learn more about Combat Paper.

Continuing the Public Art Plan Conversation April 28

Please join us this Thursday, April 28, 6:30 – 8:30pm at Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave S for our second community meeting on crafting a Central District (CD) Public Art Plan.

The Central District Public Art Plan is geared toward the creation of public art and community building throughout the CD which will reflect the diversity, history, and pride of the Central District of Seattle. The project will not only involve the community in the creative process but will also support on-going community-building when completed.

Our planning team will report back on everything they heard from the neighborhood during the first meeting on March 28, and we’ll have an event where you can give feedback on the themes and ideas that have emerged. 

No need to have attended previous community meetings. Residents, businesses, schools, and service and religious organizations are encouraged to share their ideas.

Food provided by All Purpose Pizza, coffee donated by our local Starbucks, and ideas provided by you!

More info online at http://artproject.centraldistrictseattle.org. You can also Like Us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and post those Central District public art shots on our Flickr group.

Central District Public Art Plan Kick-Off Meeting March 28

Join your neighbors on Monday, March 28, 6:30pm at The 2100 Building (2100 24th Ave. S.) in creating a public art plan for the people of Seattle’s Central District—art for all, by all, in our public spaces. Help us find new ways to enliven our streets, sidewalks and parks, highlight our rich cultural heritage, and include art in festivals, parades and events. This is the first of three community workshops and we look forward to hearing your ideas. Did we mention there will be food, activities for the kids, and artist performances? Not a bad way at all to spend a Monday evening, so stop on by.

You can also follow us online to learn more at http://artproject.centraldistrictseattle.org.

Editor’s note: See our previous story about the Central District Public Art Project.