Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling today announced the new City-funded public art project entitled Dream Street, in the heart of South Norwalk, has narrowed down a final selection of artists and artworks for installation in the City. Through partnerships with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Corridors Initiative and the Norwalk Arts Commission, several artists have been selected to present artwork for installation within the MLK Corridor at an art show this weekend. Mayor Rilling dedicated resources to the project to ensure its success in January 2021, and solicited a call for artists, which resulted in submissions from multiple Norwalk artists, as well as artists from around the state and across the country.
An art show of potential installations will be held at 132A Washington Street in Norwalk on Thursday, July 15 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., and on Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17 from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Members are of the public are invited to attend and offer comments and input.
“I am thrilled with the works of art selected for this weekend’s art show for the Dream Street initiative. I invite residents to come to Washington Street to view the art and submit their comments and feedback as we look to narrow down the selections for our new public art display,” said Mayor Rilling. “I appreciate the ongoing partnership with the MLK Drive Corridors Initiative, Arts Commission, and ArtUP.CT as we look to bring some wonderful pieces into public view right here in South Norwalk.”
The Dream Street project, curated by ArtUP.CT, aims to create site specific art installations, events, and improvements in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Corridor in South Norwalk. Dream Street celebrates the legacy of Dr. King, builds community, creates opportunity and identity, and fosters inclusion.
Final selected artist(s) will be provided with an outdoor space in a prominent public area within the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Corridor with support from local community organizations. A special ribbon cutting event will be held to celebrate these artists and their contributions to the MLK Corridor later this year.