Neighborhood Vision 2025
Public Art can amplify MidTown’s vibe and uniqueness, and create excitement in unused and overlooked spaces. Art transcends language and culture creating amenities all can enjoy and reinforcing a sense of shared ownership and belonging in MidTown. Not just *for* the community, MidTown’s murals, sculptures, memorials, and spaces should be created *by* the community. Building a catalog of spaces and opportunities for activation and enabling artists to register their interests and skills will help MTC and local partners create opportunities for more people to participate in new ways.
Create a neighborhood gathering space, reinforce MidTown and Innovation District branding, and establish a visible presence for MidTown. Integrate open spaces into proposed Rail-to-Trail project adjacent to the elevated railway.
Include Public Art / Mural expectation in RFP for parcels near 55th / Euclid.
Explore street reconfiguration removing northbound slip lane to extend NE corner of 55th/Euclid for outdoor performance venue
Pursue lighted art installation at 55th / Euclid underpass and maintain existing mural on Railway Structure.
Planning & Installation
Development & Design Partners
More Art & Color
Celebrate, Expand, and Document Art in MidTown's Public Spaces
Make MidTown’s mural artwork a defining feature of the neighborhood with events and art walks highlighting the evolving art in public spaces around the area.
Encourage Community-Created Public Art
Reduce the barriers for community members to contribute to MidTown’s art and vibe. Encourage and sponsor co-created resident art wherever possible.
Make Public Art a Redevelopment Requirement in MidTown
Establish a public art expectation for any redevelopment project in MidTown.