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…]
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…]
I propose establishing a Cambodian Cultural Exhibit in Lowell to display Khmer cultural artifacts; conduct lectures about different aspects of Khmer culture, history, traditions, and current events; organize Khmer cultural performances of music, dance, smot, opera, cinema, poetry reading, fashion shows, textile weaving, etc.
Considering that Cambodians constitute a significant portion of Lowell's population, a museum showcasing Khmer culture would have many benefits for the city, including presenting Lowell as a city which recognizes the value of immigrant culture; bringing a sense of pride to the Cambodian community, especially the youth, most of whom [Read more…]
A multicultural event in which people release small boats that carry small lanterns or candles into a canal inspired by similar ceremonies around the world. We would work with Massachusetts DCR and NPS to find the ideal location and choose easily-recoverable boats or biodegradable boats and candles. Each person’s boat represents a prayer, meditation, or [Read more…]
This would bring more attention to one of Lowell's unique resources (the canals), perhaps draw visitors, and be an opportunity for people of Lowell's many cultures to mix. This would also give experience to the action team in working with the owners of the canals, and a small-scale project like [Read more…]
A special dining event! Use 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 (see link) [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.
Once every three months members of our community gets together and clean our city streets of trash and stuff..high school students, boys and girls club, Lowell residence join together and clean our city..when I was visiting Paris France they had a cleaning crew comes out at night to clean the streets so when morning the [Read more…]
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…]