Town looking for boost to its cultural district

MassDevelopment and the town have announced a new fund-raising campaign to help pay for public art elements such as murals, decorative benches, and Adirondack chairs, painted utility boxes, and banners in the Plymouth Bay Cultural District.

The campaign is being undertaken through the civic crowdfunding platform Patronicity. If it reaches its crowdfunding goal of $13,000 by Oct. 18 at midnight, the project will win a full matching grant from MassDevelopment’s Commonwealth Places program, according to Plymouth’s town planner, Robin Carver.


“This project will build on the success of Plymouth’s past efforts to bring more public art to the town for residents and visitors to enjoy,” Amanda Maher, MassDevelopment’s vice president of real estate services, said in a statement.

Established in 2014, the state-designated Plymouth Bay Cultural District encompasses the town’s waterfront and downtown areas, featuring an array of music, visual art, theater, and historical sites, along with restaurants and other businesses.

For more information or to donate to the campaign, go to

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