Art is flourishing here in Pawtucket

From January through April 2015, we held more than twenty small and large group discussions related to the George Street Overpass project. These community conversations were organized to inform our community about this exciting public art initiative, and also to ask for their input—a way to inform the artists engaged in the project about the character of Pawtucket, its history, and its future. These are some of their responses, related to Pawtucket where the Arts are Flourishing, but Unseen.

Art is flourishing here but they are largely unseen

We want to show how vibrant we are, it’s so easy to miss that coming from the outside

We want this to be a visible city, people are driving so fast through it

A lot of what happens here is within the walls of our mills, we need to get it out into the public

Our Cultural Renaissance has not reached all people