The Art in Public Spaces project generated a creative exchange between artists and the Sheboygan community. It developed interactions through the creation of new works of public art and connected people with their own creativity while enabling a diverse public to build a cultural identity that facilitates positive change.
Art in Public Spaces welcomed new voices and perspectives to collaborate with artists-in-residence working across disciplines. The project engaged Sheboygan’s Spanish-speaking community members by partnering with local businesses, churches, and services that serve the Latinx community.
Through bilingual (Spanish and English) workshops, artists-in-residence shared their art practice with community members; responded to community needs and interests; and collaborated with individuals, organizations, and local businesses in the creation of new public artworks. The works are sited in various locations around downtown Sheboygan (see map below.) The Art in Public Spaces project aimed to empower Sheboygan communities and nurture interaction through the creation of art that “re-activated” public spaces in the city.
Read more about Art in Public Spaces in articles from the JMKAC Member Magazine.
Take a walking tour downtown and explore all these installations.
Connecting Communities collaborations are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust, Frederic Cornell Kohler Charitable Trust, and Kohler Foundation, Inc.