Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Looking to 2020!

We are excited for 2020 and everything on the horizon for Three Points!

If you follow Three Points on Facebook, you may have heard that a disgruntled idiot vandalized the original Three Points mural. Along with slandering Councilwoman Sexton-Smith, this individual threw paint on the faces of the subjects in the mural. We were able to remove the slander the next day and we are working on a plan to repaint/replace the subjects. Local authorities, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton-Smith's office, and Louisville Metro's Office of Public Art are working with Three Points to repaint the mural and to find the person who continues to deface public art in our communities. This is not their first offense.

While it is unfortunate that a coward chose to act out in this manner, we are focusing on the positive. We knew Three Points was in need of a little sprucing up and this was good fuel to our fire to get it done. Public engagement with Three Points has increased and we are thrilled that so many people are supporting our efforts to beautify and add functionality to our streets.

Over the coming weeks, we are putting together a proposal and budget for all of the work that we plan to do. These improvements include:
  • Updating the Three Points mural and adding a protective coating
  • New artwork on the tall wall (where the gardener and children are)
  • Creating a new community map and adding it where the community bulletin board is (it will be more protected from the sun's UV rays than the current location)
  • Refurbishing the metal and wood neighborhood signs
  • Landscaping updates
  • A new doggie doo-doo bag holder

Current metal signs in need of new paint and wood backing.

In addition to revitalizing the Goss and Logan Street intersection, we will be devoted to finishing the mural at 923 Goss Avenue, as well as adding a new mural on an untouched wall (the location is a secret for now, but we'll let you know ASAP!).

Ackerman Millworks mural at 923 Goss Avenue

Three Points will also be the featured non-profit at the Logan Street Market in April. A fraction of proceeds from select items in the market will go directly to Three Points! We will be kicking off the month with an awesome event at the Market - stay tuned for more details!

Also, Three Points is looking for 3-5 people who are interested in serving on the Three Points board. This board will help develop plans for the future of the organization, as well as make decisions on current matters. If you have an interest in public art, urban design, or community development, this is a great opportunity!

If you are interested in joining the board and making an impact in your community, please submit your application via Google Forms: https://forms.gle/XmnHMCnVV1B2Qcx1A