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.
– Check out our project website: www.coalavenuecommons.com
– “Like” our Facebook page @CoalAvenueCommons.
MAY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
When: Tuesday, May 1 at 6pm
Where: El Morro Theatre
What: Meet the project team, hear from Creative Placemaking gurus from across the country and help launch the “visioning” process.
Step 1: Imagine your ideal future downtown Gallup: what one word captures your vision?
Step 2: Post your word to on the @ArtsCrawlGallup or @CoalAvenueCommons Facebook pages, or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5 to have it included in a temporary graffiti mural visualizing everyone’s contributions, painted by local artist Bear Mescale.
Step 3: The mural will be revealed at ArtsCrawl: Pop! on May 12th from 7 – 9pm.