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Street Architecture

mitch ryerson

Street Architecture

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Started in 2005, ArtsUnion is an initiative to enhance the cultural economic development of Union Square. ArtsUnion presents events and markets, cultural and historical tours, commissions street furniture and public art, and revised zoning to incentivize arts redevelopment. ArtsUnion is funded by the MCC's John and Abigail Adams Art Program and the City of Somerville.

The Somerville Arts Council and the Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development commissioned local artisans to design new streetscape architecture, which included benches, trash barrels, and an information kiosk.

ArtsUnion Street Architecture component provide both functional public ameninates and economic development opportunities for local craftsman, architects, and fabricators. The next time you are in the square please check out this work.