Sun, Sand, and Sidewalks:
Transforming Salisbury, Massachusetts
What can a garbage can tell you about placemaking?
This June, the Town of Salisbury, Massachusetts launched an ambitious program to improve and activate their beach center. They brought in a carousel, reclaimed a lane of traffic to create more space for pedestrians, installed a parklet, and set up programs like free outdoor movies — but it might be Salisbury’s garbage cans that best show how this community came together to take ownership of their public spaces. As visitors walk through the area, they are greeted by more than 60 garbage cans decorated by local artists with mini murals; a statement that colorfully shows how excited locals are to engage in a collaborative experiment to imagine what their town can be.
Read how this MA town turned into #SomethingBeautiful after being supported by Project for Public Spaces . We are living in the age of #UrbanRevival and #Creativity. The before and after photos certainly made us at the #COFeedGrain feel #empowered to #ReviveMainStreet in #DowntownTimnath.
Town of Timnath