This Sunday, a group of volunteers will be painting the intersection at Fern Street and Tamarind with the mural pictured below. It’s a joint effort by The Knight Foundation, StreetPlans, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, the City of West Palm Beach, and the Downtown Development Authority. Hope to see you there Sunday from 11 am – 2 pm!
To participate: Fill out this form and email to Brandon Zicker, City of West Palm Beach.
INTERSECTION REPAIR PROJECT
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Background: Street Plans, an urban planning business, received a grant from the Knight Foundation to implement an Intersection Repair Project and they selected the City for its pilot program. Intersection Repair is a creative means to “purpose a neighborhood street intersection as a community space.”
Who? Working with the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Visual Arts Department students were invited to participate as teams to create proposals for the first Intersection Repair to be painted in the city.
Why? The main objective of this project will be to demonstrate the impact that this creative intervention Intersection Repair model can have on the community. It is intended to draw attention to the context of this intersection and to place emphasis on the routes of other non-auto oriented forms of transportation: walking, bicycling, and public transit.
How? Six teams of visual art students, grades 9-12, submitted proposals – Art in Public Places selected the design
When? Sunday, March 5, 2017 11am – 2pm
Where? At the intersection of Tamarind Ave. and Fern Street
The Art Team: The selected team is made of four young ladies, Ania Johnson, Jessica Raia, Megan Tachev and Dani Walters
The Intersection Repair Design:
The selected design incorporates different species of native palm trees mixed with silhouettes of active people biking, walking, etc. wrapped in warm, vibrant colors reflective of our environment.