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Blake Street Community Art Project
Neighborhood residents gathered on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate a new public art installation at 198 Blake Street, formerly the site of a condemned building which the city ordered to be demolished. Today, the lot offers a unique addition - and interpretation - of Lewiston’s streetscape. After a dramatic countdown, event organizers pulled back the sheets covering each of 6 art panels, revealing colorful shapes, eight feet tall, with rooftops that resemble local architecture: the Basilica, the Wallace School, City Hall, and commonly scene apartment buildings in the tree street neighborhood, complete with corner turrets. The face of each panel included a unique pattern, composed of stencils depicting local pollinators, such as honey bees and lunar moths. The work is titled “Pollinating the Tree Streets.”
Thanks to everyone who turned out to make this event a success! We've heard very positive feedback from our neighbors about this art project, and we're proud to have worked with all of our partners to make this happen: Take 2, the Root Cellar, Lots to Gardens, Community Concepts, CPPC, Healthy Androscoggin, and Healthy Neighborhoods.