Art has the power to break down barriers and allow for expression

PACE pairs artists with neighbors to define future public art projects that fit wants, needs, and desires of the people that will see or use it the most through art-making-centered conversations. 

At artist led gatherings ad workshops, residents are asked to contemplate: "What places in your community would you like to transform or enhance with art?", 'How has your neighborhood helped shape you/your community?", and "How does your culture or traditions influence your community? Your home?" to inform planning of future projects.  

PACE Works in Phases:

PHASE ONE (CONVERSATIONS)                                                                                                                                                                                                 Critical questions about what makes a community, a home, a neighborhood will anchor the discussions. Through this interaction, areas for improvement and ideas are identified by participants, as well as ways to bolster projects already in the making.

PHASE TWO (PROJECT BUILDING)                                                                                                                                                                                              In the years to follow, Lancaster Public Art will implement public art projects based on the community input.

Artists again work with the community to access the effectiveness of the new projects and gather more input for future.



Originally from Southeast Lancaster, Josh is a social practice artist who lives in Philly. he is conducting community gatherings and workshops this summer throughout Lancaster's Southeast neighborhoods. 


Check out these pictures below from the first four community workshops! And read about them in our news section.