Art Activates Shirley Avenue!

idea by CDRC Boston
Art Activates Shirley Avenue!




Overview of Idea


The Community Design Resource Center, The Neighborhood Developers, & the City of Revere are organizing a community-led process to bring art to surfaces around Shirley Ave – an ethnically diverse, economically challenged, lively neighborhood near Boston – to attract visitors, investment, and pride.

The Specifics: What will the $5,000 fund?

In 1900, Shirley Ave & Revere Beach were the Coney Island of New England – exceptionally vibrant and bustling. 100 years later, the scene has changed. We aim to showcase the community again, albeit in a more neighborhood-oriented way.

The goal is GOOD change. Art installations in 2013 will be a visible first step. In early 2012, we asked the community for ideas, and began collaborating with pro-bono artists, designers, & Wentworth Institute architecture students on concepts, which the neighborhood regularly reviews. This $5K will fund paint & related supplies for murals and large-scale art that will bring color and detail to the concrete bridge, chain link fence, and blank brick walls that currently “welcome” folks to Shirley Ave.

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Submission Began
Wednesday, July 11

Submission Ended
Wednesday, August 08
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Thursday, August 09

Voting Ended
Thursday, August 23
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Winner Announced
Thursday, August 23

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