Public Meeting to Discuss New Project for Art Outside Branch Library on Thursday

What art would you like to adorn the exterior of the newly renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library? You can offer your ideas, big or small,  on this topic at a Thursday night meeting.

Rendering of finished facade of JP Branch Library, as seen from South Street

City of Boston

Rendering of finished facade of JP Branch Library, as seen from South Street

The city has established a new Percent for Art program and the first proposed project will be at the renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library that will open later this spring.  This new program is focused on bringing public art to Boston’s neighborhoods.

This meeting is the first in a series of JP meetings to gather input from the community on what type of art should be at the new branch. So if you can’t make this meeting there will be other chances. From the community feedback the city will draft a request for proposals (RFP) for artists to use as a guide to submit proposals.

This meeting will take place on Thursday, March 23rd from 6 to 8 pm at the Curtis Hall Community Center (20 South St.).

There is also currently a call to artists to submit proposals for a new art gallery inside the branch library that will be managed by the UForge Gallery. The deadline for submissions is 5 pm on Friday, April 7th.

Also, tickets are on sale for a May 5th fundraiser for the Next Chapter of the branch library. Click here to purchase tickets and be one of the first to get inside the renovated JP Branch Library.

  • Hope

    I’d love to see art created by students in JP’s public schools and youth living in the neighborhood.