West End Art Project
Life After Fifty has received $20,000 to coordinate a community art project funded by the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan.
This project will embark on a creative journey to connect our region to the potential of the West End - exploring our past, present and future through public art.
Public art has a diverse meaning but is meant to be physically and freely accessible to the public. Public art can embrace art in all forms and is widely understood to have many benefits to communities like:
Creating a sense of identity, uniqueness and civic pride
Improving the quality of the overall environment by involving the community
Celebrating place, historical heritage or particular characteristics relating to the site where the work will be displayed
Goals and objectives
To engage local youth and the surrounding community in the development of a representative public art project that displays the culture and heritage of West Windsor.
This project aims to enhance civic pride as understood by its diverse communities, reflecting the importance of the area from the people living and working in the West End.
Engaging Youth, The Region + Beyond
Documenting the Process
Seeking public participation in the creative process
Gathering feedback regarding site and artist selection
Providing continued promotion and education of the significance of the work
The West End Art Project will accomplish the following:
Throughout the project, the voices of West Windsor residents will be captured through surveys and public viewings, intending to explore and identify the theme and location of the intended art piece(s).
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Donations help to offset the cost of activities and help to keep the programs offered affordable for older adults and seniors in Windsor/ Essex.
Life After Fifty acknowledges, with gratitude, the support we receive from a variety of funders.
Thank you to our fabulous Corporate Sponsors! Your support is greatly appreciated!