From a delivery corridor to vibrant community space, Flagstaff's downtown alleyways are being reimagined! The City is working with partners such as the Downtown Business Alliance to find ways to activate our alleys as more vibrant public and art space.
This project is also inspired by the need for increased capacity to socially distance in the downtown area. This type of use can already be seen within the alley on Aspen Avenue, across from Heritage Square. Flowers, bistro seating, murals, and other artistic elements will continue to activate vacant alleys in Flagstaff's historic core. Not only will alley activation bring life and cheer to otherwise unused areas, but also support local businesses and safer community spaces during this time.
Photo courtesy of the Downtown Business Alliance, 2020.
The City is seeking a public artist to join the design team for a new Downtown Connection Center (DCC), a hub for public transit (bus), and other transportation modes. Direction for the project is to successfully contextualize art and beautification into the hub, create an opportunity for local emerging artists to work with the selected public artist, and to create, fabricate and install artwork that exemplifies an ideal transportation hub - active, connected, welcoming.