Downtown Holiday Market Placemaking with UMass Springfield

As part of the Downtown Holiday Market, the SCP worked with UMass Urban Landscape Design students to create two creative interventions in order to bring light to Market Place. The City of Springfield funded this partnership within their ongoing support of UMass' Design program. 

Student groups presented and took through several stages two short-term interventions - a Market Place luminary and sidewalk wayfinding. Long-term proposed interventions to activate Market Street were also presented to Downtown Springfield leaders.  

Artisan Gallery at the Downtown Holiday Market

In collaboration with the Springfield Business Improvement District, the Springfield Central Cultural District assisted in putting on a Holiday Market to bring back the whimsical experience of shopping Downtown during the holiday season. The SCCD curated an Artists Gallery to take place at the corner of Harrison and Main Streets at the main intersection of Downtown. 

Featured Artists included: Charlene Kocot, Dale Gardiner-Fox, Deborah Lunzy, Donna McArdle, Donna Westberg, Jake Murphy, Jane Janovsky, Linda Spelko and Juliet Bacchas, Marilyn Sutin, Mischa Epstein, Randi Shenkman, Rhonda Wainshilbaum, Sally Curcio and Anne Seuthe, Stacy Geryk and Whitney Weldon