Get local businesses and organizations to adopt a traffic island or sponsor a sidewalk planter. It could be framed as a citywide contest with a prize. See the link to Peabody Pride in Bloom promotion. Businesses could have a small sign with their name on the island or planter, saying that it was sponsored by [Read more…]
The long alley between Merrimack street and Middle street could be separated into sections and local artists would use each section for his/her own art. We could string Christmas Lights, lanterns, or other lamps over the alley. This could be a temporary exhibit, with an opportunity to be permanent if there is community buy-in.
Fun shaped garden arch. Attached are photos of a completed piece, an arch made of plywood. It can be installed anywhere outside on a lawn or turf using garden stakes (hidden support). Duration can be 4 seasons, and up to 2 years. The panels are attached to each other using construction screws. It’s largely a silhouette, [Read more…]
A special dining event! Use Lower Locks, Lucy Larcom Park, or another canalside space to set up tables for one evening. Downtown visitors may order a special meal from one of several participating restaurants, and a waiter will bring the meal to the canalside table. It would be much like “Savor the Summit” Grande Table [Read more…]
This would bring additional exposure to downtown restaurants and to Lowell's underutilized canalside space. It might inspire more use from the former Sun printing building. People may try a new restaurant if it's in a fun new context and want to visit their bricks-and-mortar establishment if they like it.
Community raised beds or container gardens for flower and herb gardening, placed around the city in neighborhoods for the beautification of the city. They could also be built beds to plant vegetables in the backyard. These container gardens would be mobile, so they could be put in any plaza or empty space in the City [Read more…]