“We’re really excited to see what artists propose,” Acus-Smith said. “The more we get the word out there, the better we can choose from those selections.”
“Those are three great locations,” Mayor Pat Moeller said after a presentation showing images of buildings where the murals will be.
All three sites will be prominent, but the one on the side of the McDulan garage could occupy a special place, because city officials envision the pocket park that will be in front of it as a community gathering space, especially on weekends and evenings.
Applications to design or paint murals are at http://fittoncenter.org/streetspark/.
StreetSpark is a partnership between the city and the Fitton Center for Creative Arts.
“First and foremost, we want to showcase the creativity and vision of artists through high-quality mural designs,” Acus-Smith. Also, “We want to present a diversity of artistic styles and perspectives throughout Hamilton.”
The program also strives to increase visibility of the arts in the city and give jobs to local working artists, with another goal of attracting residents and businesses to Hamilton.