The City of Moline wants to add art to the downtown area and wants your input.

A Master Art Plan is currently being developed for the downtown and riverfront area for the city of Moline.  Leaders in the community are looking at different art forms to add to the area. Forms like sculptures, murals and more.

Here is the timeline for plan to add more art to downtown and riverfront area in Moline:

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR THE PLAN?

December 2019 – February 2020: Information Gathering and Research, Project Planning

March – May 2020: Community Input Gathering

June – July 2020: Master Plan Writing

May 2020: Community Review of Recommendations

Summer 2020: Community Presentation of Final Downtown Moline Public Art Master Plan

To have your voice be heard, you can take the survey and give your input to what art should be added. They also have an interactive map showing places where you think are should go.

Here are 3 important questions Renew Moline asks on their website to show why they think more public art needs to be put in.

[via renewmoline.com]

  • WHY IS PUBLIC ART IMPORTANT?
    • Public art helps us celebrate our heritage, communicate our direction, and characterize our sense of place. Public art can be used to activate space and invigorate our community. Thoughtfully implemented art can define Moline and convey our spirit and energy to ourselves and our visitors.
  • WHY DOES MOLINE NEED A DOWNTOWN PUBLIC ART PLAN?
    • The Downtown Moline Public Art Master Plan can help unite our city by defining and projecting our essence to the world. Our plan will set the standard for how we begin to implement and enjoy public art throughout downtown while also celebrating our community’s spirit and artistic expressions.
  • HOW CAN PUBLIC ART TRANSFORM A CITY?
    • Art provides meaning to our public spaces, reflects the history of our city, adds uniqueness to our neighborhoods, and humanizes our built environment. Public art provides the intersection between our past, present, and future, and also has the power to transform our city. An investment in public art creates a gain in social, economic, and cultural value.
      • Social Value: When people see themselves reflected in their civic spaces, they have a sense of attachment that allows them to feel ownership and respect.
      • Economic Value: Enhancing the identity and character of Downtown Moline through public art directly supports cultural tourism and economic development strategies, which can attract and retain residents.
      • Cultural Value: Public Art has the power to create uniqueness through the reflection of the local history and culture, establishing a sense of place and identity.

Again, more details can be found at renewmoline.com

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