NEIGHBORHOOD BENCH PROJECT
The Budget: The budget for the design, fabrication, and installation of this project is $5,000.
A Public Art initiative has been established to integrate art into the design and construction process of the Downtown Greenway. An artist-designed and/or fabricated bench will represent each of the 12 different neighborhoods or areas that the Greenway route travels through. The artist will be asked to work with the community and its members to capture the essence of the neighborhood’s past, present, and/or future.
This will be the third neighborhood bench to be commissioned for the Greenway. It will be located on a section of the Greenway known as Phase 3A, and will sit on a triangular park at the intersection of Eugene and Smith Street and Battleground Avenue (area outlined in red below). The design and fabrication of the bench will require that the artist work with representatives from Withers and Ravenel, the civil and environmental engineering firm that has been hired as a consultant for the Greenway. The artist will also be asked to collaborate with residents from Greensboro’s Fisher Park neighborhood through a Community Meeting to incorporate concepts generated by that collaboration into the design of the bench.