Glens Falls is rolling out its new Arts District, with colorful banners and various other sidewalk markers featuring the Arts District Logo. Branded bicycle racks are also in production and will be placed at several key arts institutions in order to promote and facilitate bike traffic from Warren Country and Feeder Canal Trails.
These markers signify the beginning of a master plan for public art in Glens Falls, spearheaded by the late Glens Falls mayor Ed Bartholomew. Artwork will cover the downtown area, ranging from painted electrical boxes to large scale murals and sculptures slated to begin production this fall and into 2021. These projects will create an Arts Trail within the Arts District accessible to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic highlighting downtown, Warren Street, and neighborhood arts organizations.
The Arts District of Glens Falls is made up of representatives from 14 local arts organizations that came together under a common goal: “to brand and grow Glens Falls as an arts and entertainment destination through the Arts District. Its vision is to inspire the local community and visiting public to experience art through a clearly defined Arts Trail visible through public art and a cohesive digital marketing strategy for the arts organizations within the Arts District of Glens Falls.” Earlier this year artsdistrictofgf.com was launched to act as a resource to both locals and residents alike to learn about these organizations and their effect on Glens Falls.
The creation and marketing of the Arts District is done via donations from community individuals, corporations, foundations, and government grants as well as members of the Arts District itself. Fundraising is always ongoing and if you would like to donate or sponsor the project, please contact Candice Frye, Executive Director of LARAC at [email protected]