BeCville is excited to announce the winners of $18500 in neighborhood investments that use creativity to respond to community needs. Between May 22 and June 2, residents living at the meeting point of the Belmont, Ridge St. and Fifeville neighborhoods voted on a series of public art projects that directly responded to the ideas of residents. With a total of 250 votes, residents selected 4 projects that they saw as making the most impact on their neighborhood. Those projects consist of the following:
South 1st Garden – Developed by Janet Mitchel, this project will support a series of creative events and programs that use the arts to engage those living on South 1st around a new community garden.
Imagine Cherry Street with Cherry Trees – Developed by Cathy Cassety, Greg Early, and Daniel Katz, this project would plant cherry trees along Cherry and Elliot Avenues as a way of connecting neighborhoods together, resulting in a community celebration.
Luminarea – Developed by Kate Tabony and Amber Ovitt, this project will place solar powered LED lights on power poles along S. 6th St. that include words collect by residents to address safety and traffic concerns.
Memorial to the Unknown – Developed by the Preservers of the Daughters of Zion Cemetery, this project will support the design of a memorial to those that are buried in the cemetery that do not have a gravestone.
We also cannot express our gratitude to all the other projects. Thank you to those artists, designers, and community members for bring their hard work and creativity to BeCville.
This summer the winning projects will begin to take place. Keep up with their development by following BeCville via facebook and on this website.
All the best –
The BeCville Staff and Steering Committee