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$2,500 from Jordan River Commission

Photo: Neil Franti

Photo: Neil Franti

$2,500 from Jordan River Commission to fund Seven Creeks | Walk Series!

We are extremely excited to announce the acquisition of $2,500 in grant funding from the Jordan River Commission's Jordan River Assistance Fund! This grant will help fund our Seven Creeks | Walk Series. With grant funds, the Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Seven Canyons Trust will implement three urban interventions -- short-term low-cost installations to catalyze long-term change -- to raise awareness and facilitate community input for our Three Creeks Confluence project.

The objectives of this program and interventions include:

  • Engage 200 participants, including urban youth and underserved communities;
  • Develop three on-the-ground, visible projects (urban interventions) that work to beautify and restore pinpoint sites in the neighborhood;
  • Engage and educate the community in the visioning process of Three Creeks Confluence at the Jordan River, through an open and collaborative process;
  • Raise awareness for the daylighting project within the Three Creeks Confluence area and beyond; and
  • Clean-up garbage and remove invasive species in this area.

 

INTERVENTION 1 - CREEK CHALK CHANNEL

Students, from west-side schools, will paint a creek overtop the culvert at the project and illustrate ideas and visions within the channel, providing a canvas for creative expression.

Completed creek chalk channel intervention with Entheos Academy 3rd Grade Students overtop the culvert at the Three Creeks Confluence site.

Completed creek chalk channel intervention with Entheos Academy 3rd Grade Students overtop the culvert at the Three Creeks Confluence site.

 

INTERVENTION 2 - CHALKBOARD VISIONING

A chalkboard visioning installation -- with prompts, such as “I envision my neighborhood as” -- will allow residents to provide project visions on-site.

Chalkboard visioning intervention example from artist, Candy Chang.

Chalkboard visioning intervention example from artist, Candy Chang.

 

INTERVENTION 3 - WAYFINDING SCULPTURE

A commissioned sculpture will represent the three creeks, creating a visual marker to improve access and guide passersby to the project.

The proposed open space site for the temporary wayfinding sculpture installation. This property is location at the divergence of California Avenue and 1300 South.

The proposed open space site for the temporary wayfinding sculpture installation. This property is location at the divergence of California Avenue and 1300 South.