Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Public Invited to Maggie L. Walker Public Art Meetings

The City’s Public Art Commission invites residents to attend a public meeting to provide input on commemorative public art in Jackson Ward that will honor the life and accomplishments of Maggie L. Walker. The meeting dates will be held as follows with identical material presented at both meetings:

Tuesday, April 1                                                     Saturday, April 5
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.                                                        10 a.m. to noon
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church                      Third Street Bethel AME Church
14 West Duval Street                                             614 North 3rd Street

The Maggie L. Walker Commemoration art project is administered by the City of Richmond’s Public Art Commission and funded through the city’s Percent-for-Art Program. There will be two rounds of public meetings to formally gain input from the public on the Maggie L. Walker Commemoration. The first round will have two public meetings presenting identical content on different dates and times to ensure interested parties can attend. During the first round of meetings on April 1 and April 5, the public will hear from speakers presenting the project process, a summary of Maggie L. Walker’s life, and an overview of public art; and the public will be asked to provide input on the general themes they wish the Maggie L. Walker Commemoration to evoke. During the second round of meetings that will be held in the summer, the artist selected by the Maggie L. Walker site selection team will be presented to the public.

Click here for a scope of the project. Click here for the public meeting flyer.

For more information, please visit Public Art Commission or contact Matthew Ebinger, Public Art Commission Secretary at matthew.ebinger@richmondgov.com, (804) 646-6308. RVA Public Arts Commission facebook page