IRONWOOD -- A new crowdfunding campaign is being launched through Michigan-based platform Patronicity to help build a new downtown Art Park in Ironwood.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the city of Ironwood, Downtown Ironwood Development Authority, Downtown Art Place and the Historic Ironwood Theater announced the campaign on Monday. The Art Park will be located on Aurora Street between Mattson's TV and Appliance and Book World, across from the Downtown Art Place and Historic Ironwood Theater. The Art Park will serve as a public location to display art, hold performances and art classes, and promote arts and culture within the city. The park will also be available for public functions and events put on by the city and other area organizations.
"The Ironwood Art Park will be a great addition to the city by providing a creative destination that will bring the community together," said MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney. "The Public Spaces Community Places initiative, one of the first of its kind in the country, is a great opportunity for residents, businesses, and others to pool resources and actively engage to transform public spaces in their communities."
If the campaign attains its goal of $10,000 by December 6, MEDC will provide a $10,000 matching grant.
"This is a great opportunity for community members to be part of a public project that will benefit the entire community and provide a place for arts and culture to be experienced in the public realm," said Ironwood Community Development Director Michael Brown.
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