Arts Council For Chautauqua County will present “3rd Street Canvas – An Urban Literary Trail,” a public art installation that will display the writing of community members on buildings and other structures on and around Third Street in downtown Jamestown. The goal of the project is to give the community an opportunity to participate directly in a public art installation created from their own writing. This will be the second “3rd Street Canvas” art installation in Jamestown since 2011.
Described by national studies as “Creative Placemaking,” the project uses the businesses and public spaces in downtown Jamestown as an art gallery for local talent. Public art is developed and intended to animate public and private spaces using a common theme, ours is literary, while having it accessible to the entire community. The Urban Literary Trail will provide the “canvas” for community writers of all ages who are willing and eager to display their work.
Each piece of original literature is reproduced on vinyl or dibond material and displayed for a few months off of public sidewalks in Jamestown, NY. Most of the final pieces are at least 2 feet by 2 feet in dimension. To offset costs, Arts Council is offering to place the name and logo of local businesses who offer to sponsor one of the pieces.
“3rd Street Canvas – An Urban Literary Trail” is made possible by Arts Council For Chautauqua County with support from Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.