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Creative Time Writes Louisville Master Plan for Public Art

NEW YORK, NY.- After a year of studies and public meetings, Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled a plan that will fund and develop new artwork in public spaces across Louisville, from downtown to the suburbs. The Louisville Public Art Master Plan makes numerous recommendations, including the creation of a fund that will make grants to non-profits who commission artists to develop art for public spaces. “Louisville is a city of arts—and this master plan lays the foundation to build upon that reputation,” Abramson said today as he released the 70-page plan before a group of artists and art patrons at Metro Hall. “The recommendations in this report won’t happen overnight, but they will create a lasting legacy for generations to come.” Louisville Metro Government hired Creative Time, a non-profit public arts group in New York, to develop the plan. The $50,000 study recommends the creation of a Commission on Public Art (COPA) that would oversee the city’s art collection, manage