Community-Based Art Projects
Current Project -
2013 Seward Gateway Sculpture Project
What is our collective understanding of home and community?
This summer ArtiCulture, and lead artist Marilyn Lindstrom, will be working with a group of teen artists to create a public art mosaic project for Seward neighborhood that responds to this question.The artwork site will be on the west side of Seward Firestation #7, right on Franklin Ave.
Check back here and join ArtiCulture's email list to keep up to date on the project as it evolves!
If your neighborhood organization, nonprofit, or business is interested in partnering with us, or if you'd like to volunteer to participate, contact Elizabth Greenbaum at email@example.com.
Call for artists!
ArtiCulture is looking for teens interested in participating! Deadline to apply is June 15th.
You will become part of a cohesive group of teens who will work with a lead artist to collectively come up with an original design and prepare the mosaic for final installation as a public art piece. By participating in this exciting project, you will be working side-by-side with other teens, professional artists and community members.
You will be part of a core group of 8 to 12 teens that will use art in a unique and influential way to transform community image that fosters positive development. Through team building you will learn skills in negotiation and step-by-step planning. You will gain experience working with professional artists and nonprofits, and you will learn leadership skills by participating in community organizing with neighborhood organizations, local businesses and community members. The experiences gained through involvement in this landmark sculpture project will be valuable skills that will last you a lifetime!
Become part of this special public art project. Take action this summer and get involved NOW! To learn more and get involved contact Elizabeth Greenbaum by phone or email: 612.729.5151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Project needs a build space!
While artists create the piece over the course of several weeks this summer, they will need an indoor build space in Seward to work out of. Many generous donors and sources of support are funding this project, and we're hoping the neighborhood will support this project with a free build space. For more information please call or email! 612.729.5151 / email@example.com
Want to get involved?!
This is a COMMUNITY project and the more the merrier! We'll need help with everything from PR, setting up a build space, the unveiling, blogging, photographers, etc. Maybe you have a special skill or talent, or maybe you just have time and enthusiasm - we'll take it!
If you'd like to get involved, please send Deb, our volunteer coordinator, an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to mention if you have a particular background that might be helpful. We'll put together an email list and start sending out notices as soon as needs arise. Looking forward to hearing from you!!!
Previous Projects -
2011 Seward Market Community Mural
In the wake of the 2010 tragic and fatal shooting at Seward Market, “Seward Stands Together” signs are still visible in windows all around the neighborhood. ArtiCulture secured a grant from COMPAS to facilitate a youth public art project create a mural on the side of Seward Market. Realizing a need to both memorialize the three Somali men who died and to celebrate this diverse community. Our hope was to create a celebratory photography mural to bring together those directly and indirectly affected—giving community members an opportunity to heal while honoring and celebrating the increasingly diverse community in Seward.
During the project (May 31st through July 2011), we posted updates, photos, and opportunities for community support on here on our website, our Facebook page, and the Seward e-democracy forum. We also welcomed thoughts and comments via e-mail at email@example.com
The Group: Leading the teen artists in designing the mural are local photographers Jennifer Larson and Mohamud Mumin.
Providing programming/education support and logistics coordination are (respectively): ArtiCulture's Executive Director, Liz Greenbaum, and Admin Coordinator, Deb Ervin. Recent additions to the team include: TJ Besaw (Graphic Design), Lindsay Saladino (teaching intern), Sasha Zavyalova and Lucy Voller (co-leading a painting subcommittee), Sarah Frances Michaelson & Rachel Nicolay (painting subcommittee support), and Francine Kozel (food coordinator).
The mural artists include: Grace Scribner-O'Pray, Dylan Portoghese, Mary Metchnek, Cayla Roberts, Isaac Mutcherson, Adam Ahmed, GEmma Kozel, Delia Ihinger and Omar Ahmed.
In the summer of 2009....
ArtiCulture engaged local teens in the communal experience of producing a public mural. Through creating a public work of art, youth and neighbors got a chance to participate in the beautification of their own community. In addition, youth participants learned about the ways art and community organizing can work together to affect communities.