SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECTS
Triangle is helping to drive this project designed to increase diversity and to strengthen the range of ideas being presented to the groups that sponsor these boards. Originating out of a focus group held at Triangle as a part of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia’s “Table” discussions in late 2019, this effort is in process and will hopefully result in much greater minority participation on boards throughout the region.
Located in North Macon, this display highlights the work of a number of local artists. During the exhibit, the pieces will be part of an on-line auction hosted by Macon Arts Alliance. At the conclusion of the outdoor show - expected to be in mid-June, the auction results will be finalized and there will be a celebration at Triangle Arts Macon. Sembler is stepping forward to provide assistance to artists in the locations they operate. A test program, if this is successful, we hope to expand this effort to other cities to highlight their local talent and to expand the reach of our own local Macon talent.
URBAN REVITALIZATION PROJECTS
Located in Detroit, and completed through our 4731 Grand River facility, this effort was designed to improve and bring attention to a one mile section of Grand River Avenue on the near west side of Detroit. Created by Derek Weaver, 4731’s manager, and Including over 100 street murals, this project captured the imagination of countless travellers and visitors to the city, resulting in numerous articles and photographs. The Detroit Mayor ripped up 24 blight violations the project had received from the building inspectors in the city after touring the site and proclaimed it “the best thing ever to happen to Grand River”. Shortly after, we received a State of Michigan Beautification Award.
In partnership with Macon Arts Alliance, we are employing artists to paint the entrance to the city near the Martin Luther King Bridge at the site of the current Otis Redding Park.