FALL RIVER PUBLIC ART
The presence of public art has proven to have numerous positive impacts on communities. It contributes to economic growth and sustainability by attracting visitors and boosting local businesses. Public art also fosters a sense of attachment and cultural identity among community members, serving as a reflection of their heritage and values. It also recognizes artists as important contributors to society, valuing their artistic contributions to public spaces.
In the City of Fall River, we are fortunate to have a rich tapestry of cultural, historical, and organizational assets, as well as numerous visitor destinations. As we continually strive to map and showcase these valuable assets, we acknowledge that it is an ongoing endeavor. We welcome your input and encourage you to reach out via email if there are any aspects we may have overlooked.
Featured FRACC Projects
Fall River Stays Active, 2023
By Abigail Collins/@abigailcollinsphoto
“I wanted something vibrant, motivating, and unique that captured the essence of the court and appealed to everyone. My goal was to create a mural that was inclusive and showed that fitness is something that can be accomplished by anyone, regardless of ability level. I hope that this Fitness Court® is something that the community can use to come together and encourage people to achieve healthy lifestyles while living in the city.”
Shared Water, 2022
By Kevin Ledo and Apt Arts for One Blue Sky Project/@kevinledo @samystan @aptarts
“Shared Water, my most recent mural with One BlueSky Project in Fall River, Massachusetts for Viva Murals Fall River & Beyond Walls. The image is of Juliana, one of the youths who we photographed, for this oversea cultural exchange mural with Tierra Bomba, Colombia.”
We Here, 2022
By ADD FUEL/@addfuel
“Layers on layers of Azulejo tiles in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA. WE, HERE is a classical and pure Add Fuel piece, blue palette with hints of yellow, tile patterns. An ode to this enduring community, a celebration of Portuguese presence and culture in this ’home away from home’ that is Fall River.”
Block Calico, 2022
By Greg Pennisten/@_gregwashere_
"This is my largest solo project to date and I couldn't be happier with the result. Thank you to everyone involved, especially the Beyond Walls team, Add Fuel, Adres, and Kevin Ledo. It was an absolute pleasure getting to meet and work with you all."
Public art plays a key role in FRACC implementing the Art & Culture Creative Economy Plan, as this work supports culture and creativity across the city and creates real and measurable positive impacts for residents and neighborhoods.
Fall River Public Art Map
Maria Ana Vasco Costa