Our Town

Sioux Falls Arts Council

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$50,000

2012

The Whittier neighborhood of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has 5,310 residents of the city's approximately 154,000. Sioux Falls Arts Council and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with four local organizations, will plan, design, and implement a wall mural and additional public art elements in the Whittier neighborhood. Project activities include community engagement such as community design workshops, educational activities for middle school students, and the installation of public art. Project activities will be led by renowned mural artist Dave Loewenstein. Art and community are inextricably linked in Loewenstein's work. The project will instill a strong sense of pride within the neighborhood, and serve as the first step towards establishing Whittier as an emerging arts corridor.