Public art helps us celebrate our heritage, communicate our direction, and characterize our sense of place. Public art can be used to activate space and invigorate our community. Thoughtfully implemented art can define Moline and convey our spirit and energy to ourselves and our visitors.
The Downtown Moline Public Art Master Plan can help unite our city by defining and projecting our essence to the world. Our plan will set the standard for how we begin to implement and enjoy public art throughout downtown while also celebrating our community’s spirit and artistic expressions.
Art provides meaning to our public spaces, reflects the history of our city, adds uniqueness to our neighborhoods, and humanizes our built environment. Public art provides the intersection between our past, present, and future, and also has the power to transform our city. An investment in public art creates a gain in social, economic, and cultural value.
Anyone who lives, works, or spends time in the City of Moline is encouraged to be involved in shaping the Downtown Moline Public Art Master Plan. Here’s how:
December 2019 – February 2020: Information Gathering and Research, Project Planning
March – May 2020: Community Input Gathering
June – July 2020: Master Plan Writing
May 2020: Community Review of Recommendations
Summer 2020: Community Presentation of Final Downtown Moline Public Art Master Plan
Walkabout & Talkabout Public Art
April 2nd, 2020: 5 – 7pm
Please join Renew Moline for a walk and talk about public art in public space around downtown Moline. Participants will visit five sites within 16 blocks to review existing conditions and dream big about how public art could impact each space. The event will start and end at Bass Landing with the walk kicking off at 5:10 pm. Register for the event here.
Coming Soon. This section will include information presented at public engagement workshops and any reports the public would be interested in reviewing.