Local creatives transformed the downtown into a place of possibility
Jackson Hole Public Art celebrated PARK(ing) Day on September 20st from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in downtown Jackson. PARKing Day is a worldwide event where artists, designers, and citizens transform parking spots into temporary public parks. PARKing Day helps us imagine public space for people instead of cars and highlights the inspiring work of local designers and artists to increase pedestrian vitality in the downtown.
New this year, Center Street hosted an Age-Friendly pedestrian mall. Through a grant from the American Association of Retired People (AARP) and the Wyoming Business Council, JH Public Art teamed up with the Pathways Department to create an Age-Friendly mall with free art-making activities, Rock Sage Living rocking chairs, free haircuts and coupons for ice-cream and candy for seniors, street games, and Trishaw bike ride demonstrations and dedicated parking. Participants were asked how our community can make the downtown friendly for people of all ages and abilities.
2019 PARKing Day participants include:
Frances Ritchie, Perspective on Small Beings
NOSO Patches, Demo Circuit
Jenny Dowd, Jeny’s Flower Cart
CLB Architects and KWC with Willow Creek Woodwork, Inc, Get Out / Get In
Jackson Hole Land Trust, Wild. Open. Connected: Completing the Conservation Puzzle
JH Public Art & The Center, Public Piano
GYDE Architects & New West Building Company, Urban Canopy
Jackson / Teton County Planning Departments, Planning This Place
Isabel Rucker, Park n’ Gaze
Bland Hoke & KHOL, Sound Lounge, powered by Energy Conversation Works
PARKing Day participants received a $250 stipend for supplies to build their installation. This year’s event is sponsored by the Wyoming Business Council, the Wyoming Arts Council, AARP, and Teton County Pathways, Cycling Without Age, and St. John’’s Hospital Foundation.
PARKing Day maps were available at each location or could be picked up from the JH Public Art Information tent on Center Street. PARKing Day was free and open for all to experience.