MILLVILLE, N.J. – The Millville Development Corporation has received a $15,000 Transformation Grant from the Main Street New Jersey Program.
The grant will be used to replace and renovate the fountain at the Glasstown Plaza on High and Sassafras Streets. New mini murals will be created on a variety of buildings in the Glasstown Arts District.
“The Department of Public Affairs recognizes Millville Development Corporation for its commitment and dedication to fostering economic development in the Glasstown Arts District,” said Ashleigh Udalovas, commissioner and director of Public Affairs for the City of Millville. “Executive Director Marianne Lods and the Board of Millville Development Corporation respond enthusiastically to each opportunity that advances the City’s Arts District, and the award of the Main Street New Jersey Grant is an example of their dedication to promoting innovative projects that demonstrate artistic talent and provide an outlet for residents and visitors to enjoy while visiting High Street.”
The fountain no longer works and will be removed and replaced with a human-sized checkerboard which will allow for more performance space for events and allow families to use the area for other activities.
The Millville Development Corporation plans on adding new public art on a yearly basis. Area artists will soon have the opportunity to answer Requests for Proposals for the murals.
For more information about the Millville Development Corporation visit GlasstownArtsDistrict.com.