Public Art Initiatives

The Amesbury Cultural Council partners with the City of Amesbury to enhance and enliven public spaces with art.

Walk this Way - Call for Artists!

Submit designs to paint one of Amesbury’s eight crosswalks in the downtown area!

The Amesbury Cultural Council (ACC) is partnering with the City of Amesbury to add art to public spaces and fixtures as part of their “Shared Streets & Spaces” grant. For this project, the ACC invites artists, individuals, groups or families to submit designs to paint one of Amesbury’s eight crosswalks in the downtown area.

View the full Call for Artists here and the full crosswalk spec sheet here!

Submission due April 2, 2021! 


Past Projects

Chalk the Walk - October 2020

During Chalk the Walk, three professional artists created Fall and Halloween-themed chalk murals in the Upper Millyard Amphitheater. Members of the community had the opportunity to watch the artists create these murals and also create chalk drawings of their own.  #ChalktheWalkAmesbury. Photography by Wendy Bush.

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It's Electric - Summer 2020

In summer 2020, the Amesbury Cultural Council launched a public art initiative to paint the necessary, but not very attractive, electrical boxes around town. The plain-Jane dropbox outside City Hall? That could use a creative coat of paint as well.  We selected 10 artists to paint the electrical boxes around the theme "The Art of Community." Click the image at right to download a map of electrical box locations.