IN 2017, the below sketches were selected as finalists in The Downtown Gary Public Art Competition sponsored by The Legacy Foundation, Knight Foundation and City of Gary. Two public art proposals were selected in the $25,000 and $10,000 category. The below sketches were submitted for a public voting process.
DESTINATION GARY: ART | PARK reimagines urban space in celebration of art and design, transforming vacant sites into public spaces, walkable and park-like. A series of creative installations invites exploration in the unbuilt environment and challenges our notion of traditional art spaces.
“My Name, My Font” is a typography project drawing on graffiti, sign painting and pin striping. Artists partner with Gary residents who submit family surnames as the mural content. In choosing font and style, residents are not only the subject but collaborators in design.