Darley Park / Space Transformation

Submitted by WGF Studios

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Client

Location: BALTIMORE, MD, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $200,000

Project Team

Muralist, Stage Design, Event planning, Fundraiser

Whitney G Frazier

WGF Studio

Deputy Director

Briony Hynson

Neighborhood Design Center

Community Leader

Pauline Charles

Darley Park Community Association

Organizer

Gwen Brown

BUILD

Sign Painter

Greg Gannon

Signs of Intelligent Life

Overview

Interactive Public Space including large scale murals (vertical and horizontal), performance stages, sail cloth flags, play equipment, trees, resurfacing, chess boards, signage transformed from dumping grounds and abandoned lots with drug trade, gang violence, % of homeowners declining.

Goals

IMPACT:
350k invested in redevelopment of Darley Park, Weekly Weds. clean ups, 8 nonprofit leaders involved in steering committee for future projects, 15 youth participated in mural designs and 20+ homeowners engaged in design meetings, state and local officials support of future projects

Process

One on one meetings with community leaders about their dreams for Darley Park, design workshops with youth, elders and other residents, securing funding, door knocking with community organizers, political support from local and state representatives