BERWYN - A Berwyn Development Corp. [BDC] philanthropic grant was awarded to the Berwyn Public Art Initiative [BPAI] to help fund mural and sculptural installations in 2019 for their Art on Track project along Berwyn’s Depot District.
The BPAI curatorial committee selected 15 artists for free-standing murals and three for sculptures that were installed along the BNSF Railway. Their long-term goal of the project is to permanently install 30 free-standing murals and three outdoor sculptures along the BNSF Railway, stretching from Harlem to Ridgeland avenues along Windsor and Stanley avenues. These new installations will complement the seven murals that exist in this area.
BPAI is a community-driven initiative that aims to revitalize the Depot District through the public display of large art installations. The goal of the initiative is to use murals, sculptural objects, pop-up galleries, sidewalk planters, and artist live/work spaces to increase foot traffic, community pride, tourism and business development in Berwyn’s Depot District. They hope to expand beyond the Depot to all of Berwyn.
For a listing of Art on Track participating artists and mural/sculpture locations, visit berwynpublicartinitiative.org/wsmt-grant. For information on the Berwyn Public Art Initiative, visit berwynpublicartinitiative.org and follow them on Facebook (@berwynpublicart) and Instagram (@berwynpublicart).
For information on the Berwyn Public Art Initiative Art on Track philanthropic grant check presentation or the BDC’s Philanthropic Grant Program, contact the BDC at (708) 788-8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.