As part of the celebration of our centennial year, we created a special grant opportunity, through our Mary L. Nohl Fund, which was designed to support the creation of art in public spaces within our Healthy Neighborhoods.

Below are the approved projects that will engage community residents and area artists in order to enhance vacant or underused spaces in our community.

Albright Methodist Church: $2,497.50 toward installation of banners on light poles along Capitol Drive and Congress Street, between 61st and 68th streets that will provide identity to the Capitol Heights neighborhood.

Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation: $20,000 to support the creation of a series of four public art/benches, designed by artists Ann Mory Wydeven, Ras Ammar Nsoroma and Blanche Brown, that will be placed throughout the Havenwoods neighborhood. Each bench will focus on a different theme, which include community, industry, nature and youth.

Riverworks Development Corporation: $20,000 for a piece of public art, created by 2012 Mary L. Nohl Fellow Tyanna Buie, that would entail a series of 10 bright laser-cut streetlight sculptures that would extend 100 feet down the Beerline Recreational Trail.

Sherman Park Community Association: $20,000 toward the first of a series of gateway sculptures in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Artists Marina Lee and Ann Wydeven will collaborate on the project, which will be placed at the intersection of Burleigh, Roosevelt and 60th Street.

Sixteenth Street Community Health Center: $20,000 for water-themed public art installations, created by local artist Marina Lee, that will be installed at the 26-acre Pulaski Park.

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hines-janel.jpgContact Janel Hines to learn more about our grantmaking strategies.