Spartanburg, SC,

Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light

Artist: Erwin Redl

Address Crime through Creative Partnerships

With the goal of improving police-community relations and creating safer, more vibrant public spaces, the city of Spartanburg, SC worked with artist Erwin Redl on Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light. Redl collaborated with the City’s police and fire departments, along with neighborhood associations, to design and develop engaging light and media art installations that touched 10 neighborhoods across the City from Oct 4, 2016 – April 30, 2017.

“The collaboration that ‘Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light’ has promoted between government agencies, residents throughout the city, and Erwin reinforces the role arts can play in breaking down barriers and encouraging dialogue.”

Mayor Junie White

Project Updates:

Spartanburg, SC

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