Hinchliffe Stadium Public Art Project
The City of Paterson will be hosting a Paterson Preservation Fair (“Fair”) at Mary Ellen Kramer Park in June 2023. The Fair, which will be hosted by the City of Paterson in partnership with the Regional Planning Association (“RPA”), is designed to highlight Paterson’s rich background of historic events, people and places, and to celebrate today’s talent and culture that exists through the arts, storytelling, food, and much more! Additionally, this event will also celebrate RPA’s centennial.
The City of Paterson is also partnering with several local organizations to host this event including the County of Passaic Department of Cultural & Historical Affairs (“DCHA”). The DCHA is releasing and sponsoring this Call for Artists to produce temporary murals. A major component of the Fair is to highlight the talent of local artists by displaying three (3) temporary hanging murals on the outside walls of Hinchliffe Stadium facing Maple Street. The murals are to capture the essence of Paterson’s history. Mural subjects may include hometown historical figures such as the city’s founder Alexander Hamilton, boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, comedian Lou Costello, and baseball player Larry Doby. Other historic events, industries and places in Paterson can also be mural subjects.
Funding for this project is coming from the County of Passaic. The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners and the DCHA seek to commission individual professional artists or artist teams to design and fabricate artwork(s) for temporary display at Hinchliffe Stadium.