The City of Aspen to Create a Public Art Plan
Aspen, Colo. – April 11, 2023 – The City of Aspen and the Red Brick Center for the Arts are developing a Public Art Plan with consultants Kendall Peterson of ThereSquared and Jill Stilwell of Stilwell Cultural Consulting. This plan aims to reflect a deep understanding of arts and culture that benefits the Aspen community.
This Public Art Plan will be formed around thoughtful community conversation and engagement to better incorporate art into our public spaces. This plan will serve a unique role as the public art strategy it sets forth can be used for diverse cultural expression, place making, and as a community connector. Public art also supports artists, creative expression, and facilitates powerful experiences in communities.
Sarah Roy, Director of Red Brick Center for the Arts shared, “art and culture are a part of Aspen’s DNA and a beloved aspect that makes Aspen so special. We are inviting all to join us in this community engagement to create a shared vision for how public art can forge connection to each other and place.”
The Public Art Plan consultation will begin in May, developing until December when it will be finalized for approval. Although Aspen has artwork in public spaces, the city doesn’t currently have a formal Public Art program. Community engagement opportunities such as questionnaires, educational events, and feedback solicitation will help shape the future of public art in Aspen. These efforts will result in crafting a plan that outlines a vision, goals, and best practices for incorporating art into our public spaces. The first community engagement activity is a Pavement Art installation in collaboration with the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 25, 2023.
For more information on engagement opportunities, please take a survey here: communityvoice.com.
Contacts: Sarah Roy, Director of Red Brick Center for the Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-429-2777
Emily Ford, Communications Coordinator, email@example.com or 970-379-9373