Hello folks! You may have heard about a beautification project that is underway for Castro Valley Boulevard. As part of this project, commissioned artwork will be integrated into the seating and gateway markers (you may have seen some similar new fixtures in downtown Dublin recently). A committee has already narrowed down the selection of artists, but YOUR presence is requested to meet and interact with the artists to ensure that the end result best reflects all aspects of our community.
Please see below for the official notice about this roundtable meeting coming up at the CV Library on August 24, and pass the word along to other interested parties. You can also see more about this project here.
THE ALAMEDA COUNTY ARTS COMMISSION &
THE ALAMEDA COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
about the Public Art Program associated with the Castro Valley
Boulevard Streetscape Improvement Project
To create a safe, comfortable and attractive pedestrian main street for downtown Castro Valley, a series of street improvements are currently being implemented for Castro Valley Boulevard by the Alameda County Redevelopment Agency. As part of the overall project, an artist will be hired to create artwork that will be integrated into the seating and gateway markers along the Boulevard.
EVENT DESCRIPTION: In July, a committee including seven Castro Valley residents plus County staff, and regional arts professionals selected six artists who have been invited to submit proposals for the project. Join the Arts Commission, the Redevelopment Agency, and the artists at a Community Roundtable event at the Castro Valley Library.
This event is an opportunity for the artists to meet with community members and to learn about the Castro Valley community prior to making a specific proposal for the project. Please attend the event and share your thoughts with the artists!
Everyone is invited! Please attend and share your thoughts with the artists.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 6:30-8:00pm
WHERE: Castro Valley Library (3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley, 94546)
BE PART OF THE PROCESS TO CHOOSE ARTWORK THAT REFLECTS
THE SPECIAL CHARACTER OF CASTRO VALLEY.
YOUR PARTICIPATION IS NEEDED!