Adding Vitality in Public Spaces
Beautiful Downtown Lewiston coordinates several initiatives to improve downtown Lewiston’s physical appearance. Each spring we rally 75+ volunteers for the annual Refresh the Valley clean up day. In 2017, we added art in vacant storefront windows to brighten storefronts during the holiday shopping season. For 2018, BDL is working with a bunch of partners to install vinyl wraps printed with historic images on the traffic signal boxes in downtown Lewiston.
BDL to Unveils First of 10 Traffic Signal Box "History Wraps" and Launches Seven Day Crowdfunding Campaign
Today at noon we unveiled the first of ten traffic signal box “History Wraps” in downtown Lewiston.
We need your help raising the funds to complete the project! We’ve set a goal of raising $7,000 in seven days for downtown beautification projects, including the remaining five signal box wraps, new street pole banners, benches, and trash cans.
Please consider a small, tax-deductible donation to BDL to help us beautify downtown!
Donations will be accepted in the offices of Beautiful Downtown Lewiston from 8 AM to 5 PM from July 12 through July 19 (office is closed Saturday and Sunday). BDL’s offices are located at 301 Main Street, Suite #103 (corner of 3rd and Main) in downtown Lewiston.
Donations may also be made via GoFundMe or PayPal on BDL’s website.
BDL to Unveil First of 10 Traffic Signal Boxes on July 12
Beautiful Downtown Lewiston (BDL) invites the community to a street corner reception to unveil the first of 10 beautification installations in downtown Lewiston at noon on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
Community members will gather on the corner of Main and 5th Streets to witness the unveiling of the first vinyl wrap printed with historic photos of the intersection. The vinyl wrap will be installed on the metal box that contains the traffic signal equipment. “Similar installations in other communities are printed with art and are proven to deter unsightly graffiti,” said Courtney Kramer, BDL Executive Director. “Instead of art, we decided to celebrate Lewiston’s unique history and provide a wayfinding map to help pedestrians navigate downtown Lewiston.”