Help us build a pARkleT – An Art Oasis on Lincoln Square in Gettysburg.
It has been proven that communities, including rural, with a strong arts presence help develop regions that are more economically resilient and sustainable. January 2019 publication of Rural Prosperity through the arts and creative sector: A rural action guide for Governors and States.
What is Creative Placemaking?
When artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work – placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies.
People will “Come for the History, Stay for the Art.”
- Nearly 45% of Adams County is dependent on tourist income,
- County and borough tax revenues are down,
- Small businesses reliant on tourism are struggling,
- An Art Oasis with live art and cooking demonstrations, live performances, and displays provides the ability to engage in art, with artists, enjoy the area for a longer stay promoting more businesses district shopping, eating and overnight stays!
- Art will complement the battlefield experiences and appeals to all ages and demographics.
Weekends May through October with special events on various holidays. Potential for expanded daily offerings.
We are in need of partnerships and private donations to cover $16,200 in expenses to launch the parklet project, hire staff to manage parklet and work with local artists and businesses.
You can make a donation (1 time or yearly) toward this project and encourage tourists to extend their length of stay in Gettysburg.
Time is of the essence to launch for May 31! The sooner we raise the money, the sooner we can build the parklet and create the Gettysburg Art Oasis!
Looking for more information or wish to discuss in detail, please call 717-334-5006
Leona M. Rega – Adams County Arts Council Executive Director