“Our Town” Grant: A Downtown Revitalization Project

gallupARTS, in partnership with the City of Gallup, has received a $150,000 “Our Town” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). 

Matched by $150,000 from local government, institutions and organizations, this $300,000 total grant will fund a creative placemaking project in downtown Gallup. It will support a community-based, collaborative design process to re-imagine Coal Avenue as a signature “event street” and creative commercial hub. Beginning in early 2018, grant-funded public programs will engage artists, neighbors, and business owners together with arts organizations, community planners, consultants and municipal government to capitalize on downtown Gallup’s creative assets and make literally groundbreaking change.
Stay tuned for information–coming soon!–on how to get involved and participate in the event street planning process. In the meantime, start imagining the possibilities: interactive public art, creative seating, light installations, patterned crosswalks and beyond! We can’t wait to hear your ideas and work with you towards Gallup’s future.