Public art community survey for Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — The Community & Economic Development department of the city of Amsterdam is seeking community participation through a new Public Art survey. Amsterdam was awarded funding in the Downtown Revitalization Initiative specifically for installation of public art within the downtown boundary, according a news release.

With additional economic development plans being completed and updated, public art is a common theme that may be considered and implemented in all areas of the city.

The use of public art as a revitalization tool is well known to have a direct correlation to increased visitation, and investments in new businesses, retail, and restaurant establishments. As with property upgrades, the presence of art in public spaces indicates a sense of caring from the community that translates to a perception of safety to visitors, which in turn encourages more visitors to the downtown.

This type of investment has the capacity to increase visitation to, and improve the visibility of downtown businesses, landmarks, and institutions. Additionally, the perception of downtown Amsterdam as a visitor-friendly destination will increase the desirability of the downtown as a place to work, live and visit.

The greater Amsterdam community is encouraged to participate in this anonymous survey whether you live in, work in, or visit the city. Participants of all ages and backgrounds are invited to provide feedback as art is interpreted by each individual in their own way.

To participate in and share the survey, an active survey link — https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LRDYP2Q — can be found on the City of Amsterdam’s social media pages. For more information regarding public art in the City of Amsterdam, please contact Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Community Development & Grants Assistant, by emailing ggibbs@amsterdamny.gov or calling (518) 841-4306.


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