First Chance to See Public Art Proposed for Foundry


2/13/2019

Architects' rendering of planned adaptive reuse of Cambridge's Foundry building.

Due to snow and other conflicts, the Foundry Public Art meeting is being rescheduled to Feb. 26:

The first chance to see public art proposed for Cambridge’s Foundry will be Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Cambridge Police Department first floor meeting room, 125 Sixth St., Cambridge.

The three finalists for the project—Elisa Hamilton, Innovators for Purpose and Masary Studios—will present their proposals. Then there will be a break-out session at which members of the public are invited speak with the artists, review sketches of their designs, ask questions and give feedback.


On Feb. 28, one artist or team will be chosen by a site committee to create a public artwork for the 130-year-old industrial building at 101 Rogers St., which is being repurposed into a public community space for art, entrepreneurship, technology and workforce education.

The public art project is funded by the City of Cambridge's Percent-for-Art ordinance, which requires that 1 percent of the construction costs on municipal capital investment projects be designated for use in developing site-responsive public artwork.