The Tiffany Mile

Bruce Bolton
by Bruce Bolton | Mar 13, 2013
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Summary:

We invite stained glass artists to sell their work in consecutive windows and create a beautiful corridor that will draw people from all over the world to walk or ride The Tiffany Mile. Every month we auction off the artworks online and replace them with new glass artistry, keeping a percentage of the proceeds to fund insurance, lighting, and other costs. The great thing about stained glass is it will draw people inside the buildings during the day to see the art backlit by natural daylight. At night we backlight the works from inside so people can enjoy them as they walk or ride the lightrail down University Avenue. We recruit volunteers (including participating shopkeepers) to serve on an Arts Panel to choose the works and keep the project running. Once we get it up and running and the tourists start pouring in, we should be able to fill the corridor with food service shops and craft shops of different cultures.

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About You

First Name

Bruce

Last Name

Bolton

City

Hopkins

County

Hennepin

Country

United States, MN

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How did you hear about the Forever Saint Paul Challenge?

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Your idea

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Title of your idea

The Tiffany Mile

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

We invite stained glass artists to sell their work in consecutive windows and create a beautiful corridor that will draw people from all over the world to walk or ride The Tiffany Mile. Every month we auction off the artworks online and replace them with new glass artistry, keeping a percentage of the proceeds to fund insurance, lighting, and other costs. The great thing about stained glass is it will draw people inside the buildings during the day to see the art backlit by natural daylight. At night we backlight the works from inside so people can enjoy them as they walk or ride the lightrail down University Avenue. We recruit volunteers (including participating shopkeepers) to serve on an Arts Panel to choose the works and keep the project running. Once we get it up and running and the tourists start pouring in, we should be able to fill the corridor with food service shops and craft shops of different cultures.

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

The Tiffany Mile will help St Paul reinvent itself as an artists town. No place on Earth will be able to match its stunning crafted ever-changing beauty.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It will draw tourists from all over and be considered one of the Wonders of the World. St. Paul will become a destination city known for its wondrous beauty. The central corridor lightrail line will get a significant boost in ridership at night when the trains would otherwise be mostly empty.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Great beauty tends to be remembered. Others communities may be inspired to feature other kinds of art and create their own miracle miles. Once we get it up and running we can use some of the funds to transform the Mississippi River corridor into a thing of beauty too, with flower beds on both banks and fishing gondolas.

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