Lets show what an artful town Lowell is by employing artists to design and paint in the spaces between the spaces on the crosswalks downtown. We could hold a forum for artists to submit ideas, vet them with public safely experts (visibility/materials) and then select the ideas to be implemented. City would need to collaborate [Read more…]
Nashua had an art project where 10 kitchen tables were painted and put around the community. These tables created a scene and could be used for picnics, kids’ play, or to provoke discussion. Sponsors would be sought to provide artist stipends and donated materials (old tables) would be used and given new life.
This would create a special theme that people from outside of the community would want to visit and "see them all" in special locations in Lowell that might be overlooked. They might provoke conversations, neighborhood residents could use them for picnics, and each table could represent a tradition in Lowell's [Read more…]
We make a network of backyard gardeners working with Mill City Grows and other community gardeners across Lowell. This network will share harvest, seeds, supplies, and skills. This network could include a seed bank and/or a tool bank. People learn to grow different crops in their backyard and that way they will have food that they can [Read more…]
When we invite strangers around us to engage in conversation we may discover we have more in common than we thought and this leads to greater understanding and tolerance for those who appear different. Especially for individuals who are alone ( and perhaps disenfranchised) at a restaurant or in a [Read more…]
Create a Did You Know sign campaign to show how zoning, tax, and parking regulations and laws shape the design of Lowell. For example – Did You Know smaller buildings with a mixture of uses in Cupples Square create more tax revenue per acre than big box stores on the edge of Lowell? Or – [Read more…]