Downtown Art Project

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Spot for artThe City of Harrisonburg, with partners The Arts Council of the Valley and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, is seeking the community’s ideas and desires for a new public art project that will serve as a gateway to the City’s Downtown.

The project will sit at Downtown’s northern entrance, where North Main Street and Liberty Street split in the area of Merge Coffee. The sculpture, which will be funded by federal Community Development Block Grant funds, should be a project that will stand the test of time, bring the Harrisonburg community together, and showcase the values and vision of The Friendly City.

A survey is now available for members of the public at asking for input on what themes and styles are most important for the art installation to represent. Participants are encouraged to detail what they believe is special about the Harrisonburg community, and how they feel that can be highlighted through this project.


Once survey results are complete, a committee including a City Council representative, City staff and partner agency representatives will begin the process of outlining what the project will include and locating an artist to complete the work.