Enriching Community Projects to Make Lewiston a Better Place
Explore the many public art installations, gardens, and more available to residents and visitors in Lewiston, New York. The Lewiston Council on the Arts is committed to enriching our village through valuable community projects, such as restoration efforts for historical sites, educational videos about our area, and more.
Check Out Our Many Public Art Installations
Public art inspires artistic expression, a sense of civic pride, addresses social issues, and integrates the arts into the daily life of the community. It also provides an aesthetic element to capital improvement, creates memorable spaces for businesses and residents, and supports cultural tourism and economic development.
Our nonprofit group has sited many public sculptures, including “Spirit of Victory” at Joseph Davis Park, “Tango” at Lewiston’s Senior Citizen Center, “Adagio 3” at the Peace Garden, “Bug” at Seneca Park, and “Soul Salmon” at the Lewiston exit from the I-190. For more information on our public art projects throughout Lewiston, contact us.
Preserve Local History Through the Cemetery Restoration Project
Help keep our town beautiful for all its residents—including those who passed long ago. Our village’s cemetery is the oldest public graveyard in Niagara County. Our Cemetery Restoration Project is a community-wide collaborate effort to keep the cemetery in good shape and ensure it does not fall into disrepair.
Video Projects Dedicated to Educating Locals and Visitors
We have recently begun supporting the development of video projects to maintain local knowledge and spread awareness of our region’s history. Our first video, “Freedom Crossing Niagara” by videographer Steven Powell of Odessa Pictures in Buffalo, is currently on display at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Powell also recently completed a second video for us, “War on the Niagara: A Trail of Revenge.”
Take in Nature at the Lewiston International Peace Garden
Commune with nature at the Lewiston International Peace Garden, a gorgeous, secluded courtyard in the heart of Lewiston and located behind the historic Yellow House on Center Street. The garden was initiated by our organizations and continues to thrive as a partnership with many other community groups and volunteers. In 2000, the garden achieved “honorary international” status.
The Lewiston International Peace Garden was designed to reflect the peace that has existed between the United States and Canada for the past 200 years. It is included in a trail of peace gardens on both sides of the border in locations impacted by the War of 1812.
Get Some Fresh Air at Beautiful Seneca Park
On nice days, there are few things more enjoyable than spending time outside. Seneca Park was carefully designed to beautify Lewiston and give both residents and visitors somewhere to relax, play, and take in nature. The park is adjacent to the Lewiston Public Library and features the whimsical “Bug” sculpture by artist Larry Griffis.
Contact our team for more details on our community projects throughout the area. We are proud to serve the residents of Lewiston, New York, and the surrounding communities.