Paint the Street!

by Jody McGuire | Apr 03, 2013
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Summary:

Street art is an intriguing, often unsanctioned, way of claiming a place in the city. St. Paul should have a street festival that centers on turning a street into a temporary, multi-authored, outdoor work of art. By inviting people to paint (or chalk) the street and giving them the means and place to do so, a St. Paul Paint the Street Festival would include and inspire people of all ages and abilities to participate and make their chalk mark on their city.

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About You

First Name

Jody

Last Name

McGuire

City

St. Paul

County

Ramsey

Country

United States, MN, Ramsey County

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Names of others who helped contribute to my idea

Aaron Amosson, Nancy Wagner, Dave Wagner

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Organization Name (if applicable)

Studio 8 Architecture + Interiors

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Your idea

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Title of your idea

Paint the Street!

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

Street art is an intriguing, often unsanctioned, way of claiming a place in the city. St. Paul should have a street festival that centers on turning a street into a temporary, multi-authored, outdoor work of art. By inviting people to paint (or chalk) the street and giving them the means and place to do so, a St. Paul Paint the Street Festival would include and inspire people of all ages and abilities to participate and make their chalk mark on their city.

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Innovation

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

It's not everyday that you are allowed to write on the street (and maybe the walls) of the city!

Impact

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

A St. Paul Paint the Street festival would bring people together and bring out their creativity, making for an engaging and memorable day in the city.

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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)

The festival should be located in under utilized areas of the city. By focusing on painting the street - changing your surroundings - people would be engaged in looking hard at the environment and realizing their own power to impact that place. The place would be associated with good memories of the festival, and the event of the festival could be a catalyst for long term revitalization.

lmh lhjl said: In the street many people passes by. So this can be a reason for proper showing of arts. - YOR Health about this Competition Entry. - 2608 days ago read more >

Jody McGuire updated this Competition Entry. - 2851 days ago

Jody McGuire submitted this idea. - 2851 days ago