What were the specific goals of this creative economy project? Describe the community development challenge or opportunity that your project was designed to address:
Goals were to bring public art to Meredith, beautifying Meredith and attracting residents and visitors to the down town area. A challenge is that the Main Street of Meredith is off Route 3 which is the main thoroughfare into the town. The Sculpture Walk has made the main street area more of a destination.
If the goals change over time, please describe how:
Who was involved in this project and what did they do? (be sure to include the partners from outside of the creative sector and how local voices were included):
Sponsors are Meredith Village Savings Bank, the Greater Meredith Program Beautification Fund, Mill Falls at the Lake and Oglethorpe- Fine Arts&Crafts. Partners are Town of Meredith, Town of Meredith Dept. of Public Works, Mill Falls Marketplace, Meredith Public Library, Meredith Historical Society, IL School District. Local creative assets are Christine Hodecker-George, Pete Minkow, Esq. and members of the Meredith Sculpture Walk Committee: Bev Lapham and Sandy Sullivan, co-chairman, Fred Huntress, Steve Hayden, Mary Kahn, Heidi Kitchen, Phil Lonergan, Monica Philbin, Katheryn Rolfe, Nancy Rowley, Janet Sanguedolce, and Liz Lapham, GMP Executive Director
How does this project relate to a larger community development strategy?
It compliments our vision for our town to be a year-round business, service and recreational/social hub for residents, workforce and visitors.
What projects or places, if any, inspired your approach to this creative economy project?
Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden; Sculpture Walk in Madison, CT