Please elaborate on how you believe Street Art can impact the community of Haverhill:
18 Howard St
It makes the city more welcoming.
Street art does everything above, but it will be funded because it increases customers for local businesses, encourages tourism, and brings people together in a spirit of pride, community, and collaboration.
I think it's a wonderful idea and I love the murals that Haverhill already has. I think the more the better! We have a wonderful city and I think public art only enhances it!
We call Haverhill a vibrant city, let’s put our resources behind that. Street art is a great way to incorporate story telling in a purposeful way to be a more culturally responsive community. Additionally it’s not particularly progressive if we consider all the global examples new and old.
Create beautiful and meaningful spaces to hang out in our downtown.
Murals will discourage graffiti. This will help our image as a safe and clean city. This will encourage tourism and help local businesses. Opportunities for artists will be created. People will take pride in the city. Ect.
Art inspires emotion and creativity of the emotions while creating what a safe space means to one.
Many reasons: Beautifies our area, promotes the areas where the installation is, Shines a light on local area business and artists, when organized as an event draws tourists.
I lived in Salem, MA when their mural project went up, and I instantly found myself regularly walking through neighborhoods I’d never walked through with my step daughter, and eating at restaurants I never knew existed. It became a huge source of pride for me as a resident and for her as a part time resident. Haverhill could benefit in similar and most likely more ways.
Any other community engagement events you would like to see in Haverhill?
promote different culture
Outdoor theatrical performances
Arts Festivals (like this https://traf.trustarts.org/)
I really liked what they did at kids fest and at the Goecke parking deck several years ago where anyone at a specific event/s could contribute to an art piece. Where many hands create a massive work together.
I'd love to see Kidsfest, or something similar return! Any kid friendly/family friendly events would be fabulous. We love the Art Walk and Riverfest!
Additional opportunities to engage our city’s youth to participate. For example the Reading Promise murals.
Fun social activities with seasonal appeal-christmas stroll, chocolate trail, eggnog stroll, pub crawl, street musicians
Team Haverhill already conducts Downtown and open space cleanups. We could use more help from others. More Events like the Art Walk, River Ruckus, any events are welcome.
More variety in music, and theatre outside of just the high school events
I love what Lowell has done with their Western Ave property. I think a similar concept in Haverhill would be a win, win.... with monthly public events to draw folks into the artisit's studio to view and purchase their pieces would be wonderful. My thought being folks then go out to grab coffee or lunch or a drink. The need to artists studios is huge in our area.
More plays and music events.
Note, Haverhill has a robust clean up effort- team haverhill clean and green. We the ready for the murals, programming
I loved the artist panel in Lynn with all the woman artists in 2019(?) in particular but all these events would be great to have in Haverhill- Haverhill has been stuck and many “townies” have a clear image of what they feel Haverhill is, and it’s not the reality of Haverhill
Community Festivals that celebrate our history, our culture, and our future.
This is very exciting