Share your ideas for Uptown Marion’s Alleyways!

This ArtPlace America project is all about “placemaking” – using Marion’s greatest assets to create a sense of place that resonates throughout the community. According to the city’s Public Art Master Plan (“ImaginArt”), all public art projects commissioned in the Uptown area – long-term, short-term, integrated, site-specific – should address the following goals:

  • Celebrate Uptown, the symbolic heart of the city and community, with artistic expression.
  • Highlight Uptown’s unique visual image as a place rooted in both history and arts and culture.
  • Animate Uptown’s public spaces and draw people to the area.
  • Contribute to the growing role of Uptown as an arts and shopping destination.
  • Encourage exploration and make the experience of being a pedestrian more enjoyable and memorable for regular visitors and new visitors.
  • Create a sense of surprise, discovery and change.
  • Add to the rhythm and cycle of cultural events in Uptown.

Please take a few minutes and answer the following questions. Then let everyone – both in and out of the Marion area – know about this opportunity to be heard. We’re listening!

Respond by: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Fill out the survey here:

For more information or to submit sketches email Karen Hoyt, Art Director for “ImaginArt in the Alleys”: