Moline Seeks National Endowment for the Arts Funding for Public Art Works

“Our Town” is more than the name of the iconic 1938 Thornton Wilder play. It’s the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) creative placemaking grants program, from which Moline is seeking $150,000 to implement the first two projects recommended in an ambitious, sweeping Public Art and Placemaking Plan. “As Moline and its downtown businesses recover from the economic downtown cause by the global pandemic, creative placemaking is a vital tool in encouraging people to visit and spend time downtown,” according to the grant proposal approved this week by the Moline City Council (starting... Read More