The Arts Park
A Creative Approach to Downtown Development
In 2005 a fire consumed the building that once stood across the street from The Arts Center leaving behind a large burned out hole in the middle of downtown. The Arts Center envisioned transforming this dilapidated space downtown into a beautiful community green space and arts park. That vision has finally been realized thanks to so many volunteers, grants, donations and community supporters.
Can you IMAGINE a community gathering space, a living gallery, a place of culture and beauty… here in the heart of downtown Jamestown. We continue to envision The Arts Park as an inspirational, destination venue animated by amenities and artworks created by local, regional and national artists. It is a platform for ongoing, regular programming including performances, music, movies, traveling exhibitions, educational programs and a community gathering spot.
The development of this space was planned in three phases. Phase one began the summer of 2015. New sidewalks went in, underground work was completed, a permanent sculpture was installed, and artists were selected to mosaic the benches. Check out our blog for periodic updates on the Arts Park continued development or swing by and check it out first hand.
This project is made possible in part by grants from ArtsMidwest, the Bush Foundation and ArtPlace America as well as local business, city and individual donations.