As COVID19 restrictions and public safety concerns limit indoor activities, restaurants, entertainment, public events, social gatherings and more have turned to the outdoors. This has been a great lifeline during the spring and summer but will become challenging during the colder, darker winter months. This program seeks ideas and designs for quickly implementable, low cost interventions to drive visitors back to Main Street that will encourage them to stay longer and patronize area restaurants and businesses. Final designs will then be published in an open-source “Winter Places” activation guide book with full credit given to the respective designers.
Design firms are now tasked with developing quickly implementable, low cost interventions to drive visitors back to Main Street that will encourage them to stay longer and patronize area restaurants and businesses. Final designs will then be published in a “Winter Places” activation guide book.
We crowdsourced ideas from communities looking to activate their cities & towns this Winter.
Open call to artists, designers, architects and others to submit ideas for winter activation.
Representatives from each of the five partners review the submissions and select the finalists.
Finalists are published in a FREE digital Design Guide.
How can we encourage residents and visitors to visit and spend time on our main streets during colder winter weather while also encouraging shopping and dining at area small businesses? Winter Places is soliciting creative low cost solutions around main street district interventions from outdoor dining to large scale winter festivals, art installations and more that fit the following two purposes:
Think outside the box and submit your creative ideas and concepts. From cozy and practical to abstract and inspiring, the final Design Guide is intended to provide Community builders with actionable, impactful and cost-effective solutions to keep their downtowns active during colder months.
The final design guide will consist of a downloadable resource guide with different ideas for interventions for colder months on main streets and residential streets to keep people outdoors and active during the darker colder months. Complete with very rough cost estimates (low cost, medium, pricey) and implementation time estimates. Each selected design will be featured with images, description and contact information.
The design guide is FREE for download.
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