Natick Center Cultural District and the Public Art Committee last fall put out a call for proposals for the planned Traffic Calming Public Art projects at the intersection of Rt. 27 and Rt. 135. General parameters called for projects that were positive, original and colorful and that reflected the immediate environment; the character or culture of the Town of Natick; the history of the area; community pride; creativity; or other themes. Stipend of $500–$1,200 were thrown in to make things interesting.
Drum roll please for the finalists…
- Jason Cheeseman-Meyer (check out our profile on the illustrator and painter)
- Denise Girardin
- Swati Dave
- Kevin Baldwin
- Polly B. Wright
The project, supported by a $25 K state Shared Streets & Spaces grant, must be implemented by Oct. 9, 2021.