From top, volunteers from MCLA and pupils and teachers from Greylock School paint brightly colored flowers made by Drury students in the greenhouse program to be displayed around the city; the crosswalks at Marshall Street and St. Anthony Drive get a mod makeover with a design by Gail Sellers (seen marking the grid); Boy Scout Troop 88 rakes and picks up brush at Windsor Lake.
More than 200 volunteers from the community and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts worked at projects around the city of North Adams on Saturday. This was the 19th annual Community Day of Service, led for years by the college until the city took on a more formal collaborative role last year. Volunteers worked around the city's parks, riverbanks and streets, and on the college campus. The four-hour event concluded with pizza at MCLA's Church Street Center.
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Those crosswalks are Fantastic!!!! They should be on every crosswalk Downtown, and should be a Mass MoCA installation. A map should be made, and this might help draw more museum patrons to the Downtown! :) Brilliant!
Joe Artisto has a great idea.
Maybe a subject for the artwork in the crosswalks could be a timeline of the history of North Adams and/or the artwork could be inspired by the history of the particular location of each crosswalk. A map/guide could tell the story and guide visitors to each crosswalk thus pulling them into the downtown so that they are not stuck only on the Mass MoCA campus.
Another idea would be to put the timeline artwork on the sidewalks. These ideas obviously need to be subject to a brainstorming session.
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