Downtown Durham, Inc. Selects Public Space Project and Art About Artists
Durham, N.C. – Downtown Durham, Inc. is pleased to announce the selected artists and schedule for Public Space Project and Art About 2019 – two placemaking initiatives that will bring temporary, creative, free of charge experiences to downtown Durham through July 2020.
Art About installations, which are designed to be interactive, family-friendly and playful, will take place from 6-9 p.m. on October 18, 2019, April 17, 2020 and June 19, 2020, in conjunction with the Third Friday art walks. Public Space Projects are edgier, more thought-provoking installations, and will occur throughout the year as pop-up events.
“With the introduction of Art About this year, we are excited to increase the number of public space activations as well as the number of artists we are supporting,” said DDI Director of Special Projects Rachel Wexler, who is spearheading both Public Space Project and Art About. “Art About will be lots of fun and lets us offer accessible art for everyone, including children.
“Another new thing this year is that the Public Space Projects are being done on a pop-up basis, which gives us a chance to surprise and delight downtown visitors and allows the artists to incorporate up-to-the-minute current events into their installations. We’re leaving clues about when and where the installations will take place on social media using the hashtag #ddipublicspaceproject. We’re thrilled about the variety and quality of the art installations this year. I can’t wait for the public to see what the artists will create.”
For more information about Downtown Durham Public Space Project or Art About, visit downtowndurham.com. DDI will also post up-to-the-minute updates on social media (#ddipublicspaceproject, #ddiartabout).
For 25 years, Downtown Durham, Inc. has been the economic development engine for downtown Durham, NC. With more than $1.8 billion in investment since 2000, downtown Durham is home to more than 60 retail stores, 100 restaurants and bars, and 3,500 residential units – all in an area just under one square mile. As the entity responsible for the business improvement district, DDI provides resources to keep downtown Durham clean and safe, and to attract visitors and residents to downtown businesses, venues and events. For more information, visit downtowndurham.com.