New Britain Receives Arts Grant

January 29, 2016

"What makes this project such a great investment for the State and New Britain is that it builds off extensive other investment in the downtown. The new $26 million police station is across the street. CTfastrak is steps away. The Streetscape around Trinity-on-Main was recently transformed and historical signage dots the downtown. The New Britain Museum of American Art will be locating sculptures on loan from the Museum to be placed in front of Trinity and in other locations in the downtown. Craig Frederick's sculpture 'Home' was recently illuminated and the illumination of Trinity's tower will play off of this. While Trinity is a gorgeous and historic structure, this state funded project will make improvements that will visually, and for our handicapped citizens, take it from 'good to great' as the grant program intends," said Stephen Hard, Executive Director of the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance.

$70,000 will be approved for the New Britain Arts Alliance for ADA for accessibility for the second floor of the Trinity-on-Main Annex, banners highlighting arts organizations, lighting of Trinity Tower and commission paintings by artists on lower level windows.

The State Bond Commission approved the items at its meeting on Friday, January 29, 2016. This funding is included in item 23 of the agenda.