Beverly Main Streets Receives Grant

Beverly, MA – MassDevelopment has awarded a $6,825 Commonwealth Places COVID-19 Response Round: Resurgent Places grant to Beverly Main Streets for Bass in Grass, a public art project that aims to support local artists and draw foot traffic to downtown Beverly.

The organization will invite local artists to design three-foot stencil outlines of a fish, which will be on display at the Hale Farm for a weekend event with local food and beverage for sale, displayed at downtown businesses for one month, then auctioned online with half of the proceeds going to the artists.

The grant was awarded through MassDevelopment’s special Commonwealth Places COVID-19 Response Round: Resurgent Places, which was made available specifically to assist local economic recovery efforts as community partners prepare public spaces and commercial districts to serve residents and visitors.

Created in 2016, Commonwealth Places aims to engage and mobilize community members to make individual contributions for placemaking projects, with the incentive of a funding match from MassDevelopment if the crowdfunding goal is reached.

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