January 30, 2012 | Categories: Signage & Wayfinding
The town of Mooresville, North Carolina, is currently seeking a $50,000 Our Town Creative Placemaking Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts so that it can design public art, wayfinding and public guidance systems. The town has recently partnered with the Mooresville Artist Guild - a cultural organization that received the grant - and is also planning on posting an additional $50,000 to cover the funding costs.
"We're very pleased and honored that the town has asked us to partner with them on the grant. We're hoping this will bring more awareness to the Depot Visual Arts Center, Main Street businesses and downtown arts district of which we are a part," Ellen Patterson, president of the Mooresville Artist Guild, told the Mooresville Tribune. The purpose of the grant is to develop an artistically unique identity to the town as well as construct sign stands to help visitors and residents find their way around it much more easily.
The new "Welcome to Mooresville" sign is a brick structure that contains a newly designed town logo as well as directional signals that guide travelers to the town's Lake District and Downtown areas, WSOC-TV confirms.