Photo Credit: Katie Gilliland
Can You Dig It?
Can You Dig It is a community garden and mural project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and AARP Community Challenge Grant Program. The mural features vibrant depictions of the vegetables that are planted in the garden just 20 feet away. Muralist Nick Billingsley included a tribute to our very own maintenance supervisor, Eddie “Rabbit” in the mural. “Rabbit” tends to the garden daily and has educated almost 300 summer art campers about the importance of healthy living and gardening. This mural brightens our community and carries out our mission to foster the appreciation of arts to all people in Anderson County.
The Church Street Project
The Church Street Project is another interactive public art program featuring public art that tells the story of Church Street, the black business pioneers and commemorate buildings, people and an overall spirit that was unique to the city. The Arts Center facilitated a community specific design through numerous artists from the region. The Church Street Heritage Project was completed with help from the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Anderson. Madeline Wiener, a nationally recognized sculptor from Denver, Colorado was chosen to create works for the community.
sculpTOUR: pARTnership for public art
SculpTOUR is a public partnership with the City of Anderson and is organized by the Anderson Arts center. Together, there are nine sculptures placed around Downtown Anderson. The pieces are identified with artist’s statements, and media to further educate the public about this program. The sculptures contribute to the aesthetic appeal as well as add an interesting factor to the community that set Anderson apart. Three artists are from out of the area, traveling at least three times to Anderson.
The Carolina Wrens are bronze birds created by artists Zan Wells that are strategically place all through downtown and tell historical facts about structures and interesting Anderson facts.
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The Anderson Arts Center strives to meet the cultural needs of our diverse community through local and national exhibits, comprehensive arts programming for all ages, and community based public art projects.
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