Driggs receives a $50,000 grant from the NEA for downtown renewal

The City of Driggs will get closer to creating its new City Center Plaza thanks to a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town program. The granting initiate supports cities and towns that use the arts to shape their physical and social characters.

The city worked with the Driggs Urban Renewal Agency, Teton Arts Council and Downtown Driggs Community Association to conceive the project.

The Driggs City Center Plaza will be located in the city’s historic downtown. Design and construction will happen over the next two years.

This grant will help fund site design, public engagement, and procurement of public art that reflects a sense of place of the Teton Valley. The 17,000-square-foot plaza will serve as an outdoor arts center and central gathering place along the Teton Scenic Byway and a home for events such as the Great Snow Fest snow sculpture competition, Driggs Plein Air Art Festival and Shakespeare in the Park.

FIX THE BUILDINGS FIRST, WORRY ABOUT ART NEXT

This art guy is a bit lost.

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You fry wants with that?

Urban Renewal?

Don't you have to have something urban in order to renew it?