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Posted on: November 1, 2021

City seeks feedback on public art on Commercial Street via survey available through Nov. 15


The City of Springfield, in partnership with a Commercial Street stakeholder focus group, is soliciting feedback on public art in the historic district through an online survey available through Nov. 15. Input from the survey will be used in the development of a Commercial Street Art Collection Plan intended to guide new art acquisitions, rotating pieces and exhibits throughout the district.   

Feedback is encouraged from Commercial Street business owners, residents and employees as well as anyone in the general public who may have an interest in the historic district or public art. 

“It’s important when developing the Art Collection Plan to include ideas from those who live and work in the district, but we also need to include input from the greater art community and find out what might be appealing to future visitors,” explains Senior Planner Olivia Hough. 

Those interested in directly participating in the development of the Commercial Street Art Collection Plan are asked to complete a C-Street Art Collection Plan Interest Form.

About the C-Street Art Collection Plan

In August of 2021, City Council approved a $40,000 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) allocation for new artwork for the Commercial Street Historic District. The City of Springfield, in partnership with stakeholders and subject matter experts, will develop an Art Collection Plan for the district, which already benefits from a variety of art curated over the years.
 The purpose of the plan is to guide new art acquisitions, rotating pieces and exhibits and deaccessions. The current C-Street collection will be included in the plan. The plan will summarize how to develop and refine the existing collection, identify gaps and major areas of focus (priorities for acquisitions) acting as overarching guidelines for art in the public realm of C-Street. Once a plan is drafted, there will be several widely publicized opportunities for the general public to provide input via various means beginning this fall.

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For more information contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected]v.


Complete the C-Street Art Collection Plan survey.
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