Community Placemaking Projects
"What is placemaking?"
Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well-being.
Placemaking is one of the main facets of community work that Beargrass Thunder is committed to. You can learn about some of our projects below. If you have a Placemaking Project or idea, please reach out to us - we'd love to hear about it!
Beargrass Thunder is all about alleys. It all started with the Kemmons Art Alley Project in Bashford Manor, in which an entire community was brought together and successfully used art and nature to completely transform a dangerous and inaccessible area known for drug use, vandalism, and dumping into a beautiful and welcoming space for people to enjoy. Amazingly, there were no crimes in the alley reported after the project started in 2019 according to the Courier Journal!
We are recently finished our work with the Roland Street Alley Project. Funds are being raised for a beautiful mural by OSRS, and a lot of time & effort went into planting crops, with yields that could be donated to the community nonprofits such as Change Today, Change Tomorrow & #FeedTheWest.
Currently, we are helping out with the Shelby Park Preston Street Lot Community Garden & Pantry.