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ImaginArt in the Alleys Project to Break Ground

Post Date:04/20/2016 5:30 PM

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m. to mark the start of ImaginArt in the Alleys project. Marion Chamber Ambassadors will join City of Marion officials and project coordinators at the event. The ceremony will kick off the Marion City Showcase happening in City Square Park from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

ImaginArt in the Alleys is a placemaking project that will bring life, vitality and art to the alleyways between 10th and 11th Streets and 7th and 8th Avenues in Uptown Marion. The project will transform the alleys through infrastructure improvements and the installation of both functional and creative art. 

Nine art pieces have been commissioned for permanent display throughout the project area. The artists represent a mix of local and national individuals, selected through a national call to artists in 2015. 

ImaginArt in the Alleys is a collaborative effort between ArtPlace America, the City of Marion, and the Marion Chamber of Commerce. The project was awarded a $350,000 grant from ArtPlace America with additional support from the City of Marion and private donations.

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