Our Town

Mississippi Museum of Art, Inc.

Jackson, Mississippi

$50,000

2014

The NEA grant will support the Creative Corridor project that will design and implement a public art trail, connecting key destinations in downtown Jackson. The trail will connect the Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art, a new Westin Hotel, and the Federal Courthouse, and will feature ornamental lighting, artist-designed benches, and public art sculptures. The Mississippi Museum of Art, the City of Jackson, Capitol Hotel Associates, Inc., along with other partners, will collaborate on this public-private project to enliven the pedestrian experience. The art trail will help to increase the museum's annual visitors, serving as a key cultural tourism connection as well as a functional respite for nearby employees and residents.