With a grant of $247,000 to install a light-art sculpture in a railroad underpass and to develop a master plan for potential lighting projects across Birmingham’s City Center, the donors who support Community Catalyst Funds are making possible another investment in projects to transform our region.
This grant covers the cost of designing and installing a new, permanent piece of public light-art at the 18th Street railroad underpass that links First Avenue North with the East Gate of Railroad Park. When complete, the display will activate an underused space and encourage pedestrian traffic in this vital connection between two growing areas of downtown Birmingham.
Our thanks to REV Birmingham, the organization that will work with the City of Birmingham and with light-artist Bill FitzGibbons on the project, which is expected to be complete this summer. This is a natural partnership for REV, which serves as an agent of action to develop many strategic areas of downtown and city neighborhoods.
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