Lighting up Lawrence: how one city is using public art to celebrate and continue its economic growth

Gateways Episode 41

This week on Gateways, Tracy sits down with some of the members of Iluminación Lawrence, a public and private partnership responsible for lighting up Lawrence. The project’s soft launch in June unveiled LED light displays artistically illuminating the Casey Bridge and the face of the Ayer Mill Clock Tower.

The purpose of these placemaking projects, says Lawrence Community Development Director Vilma Martinez-Dominguez, is to draw both Lawrence residents and out-of-town visitors alike to the revitalized downtown to check out the new businesses and help them continue to flourish. Along with Martinez-Dominguez, Tracy is joined by Brad Buschur, Project Director for Groundwork Lawrence, and Karen Ristuben, Program Director of the Creative County Initiative at the Essex County Community Foundation

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