26 Sep Artwalk 2016 Buttons Support Public Art Projects
BDL will sell buttons to raise matching funds for grant applications in support of public art during Artwalk 2016. Community members can purchase one of three buttons, designed by local artist Jenny Purington of Northwest Media, at Towne Square during Artwalk. Buttons are $5 apiece or two for $9 or all three buttons for $12.
Public art and beautification is a major initiative for BDL, a Main Street organization with a mission to create a vital, inviting downtown commercial district. BDL’s previous support for the arts includes the mural on the west façade of the building at 513 Main Street in 2012, the Play Downtown Pianos introduced in 2014, successful management of the public art grant which lead to development of the Cultural Corridor in 2013 and the inclusion of artwork in the reconstruction of 1st and 5th Streets.