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EANDC is a Knight Arts Challenge Award winner for Storefront Echoes!
Storefront Echoes will create permanent, simple vendor stall structures, with poles and a flat roof, lining the sidewalk edge of six spaces of a South Arlington Street parking lot. During the markets, vendors would set up shop under the stalls and at other times, these covered spaces would serve as shelter from the elements.
A prominent local metal artist will work with neighborhood residents to design silhouettes and shapes to attach to the street side of the stalls. These figures will suggest people interacting in a commercial space, providing "storefronts" that recall East Akron's past and begin to recreate a lively, pedestrian-oriented streetscape. Storefront Echoes will fill in one of the prominent voids along Arlington Street and transform an underused parking lot into a vibrant public place.