Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Public Arts Challenge Winners

Monday, June 29, 2015
Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Public Arts Challenge Winners
Selected from more than two hundred and thirty applications, the winning cities are Gary, Indiana, which will transform a vacant downtown building into a cultural hub that showcases visual and culinary arts; Los Angeles, which will commission multidisciplinary artworks and public programs focused on the city’s environmental concerns; Spartanburg, South Carolina, which is planning art installations on public spaces in five targeted neighborhoods with the aim of building on an annual event that promotes crime prevention efforts, police-community partnership, and neighborhood camaraderie; and Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, New York, which proposed a collaborative project to illuminate up to three hundred vacant homes over several months and hold a regional summit on vacant homes and abandoned buildings to engage local residents, prospective buyers and investors, and policy makers....
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