The “What’s in Your Heart?” public art project, in which the public is painting meaningful messages on small red wooden hearts, will soon be installed on the chain link fence surrounding the property at One South Main St. That’s where a July 2019 fire gutted a handful of businesses.
I’d coincidentally reached out earlier this week to the team that’s developing that site into The Block, a retail and art studio project that will eventually rise in the space (the last we heard about the project at a public meeting, there was talk of a potential mid-2023 ground breaking). I’d just wanted to let them know that the site was looking particularly forlorn, with the black and designer coverings on the fence now torn, gone, or dangling in the wind. This space was particularly visible on Saturday mornings while candidates for town office and their supporters stood at the intersection of Rtes. 135 and 27 with campaign signs.
A member of The Block team did get back to us quickly and said she would bring the issue to others’ attention this week.
As it turns out, attention had already been recieved, with First Cambridge Realty agreeing to the art installation.
The “What’s in Your Heart?” public art project is being installed on Sunday, April 2 (originally scheduled for Saturday, but postponed due to unfriendly weather forecast).
Oh, and we snuck in a couple of hearts ourselves at the last minute.