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Traffic Calming Public Art Project

The TCPA project began about a year ago during the middle of the pandemic in 2020 and the completion of the project is the result of the great partnership between the town and the cultural district with input from our community partners.

The Artists have made this project a wonderful walkable platform in Natick Center for art and public safety. They have also had to sweep or blow away the debris, deal with the bugs and the traffic noise, and while trying to paint in a very unforgiving surface and weather.

The massive undertaking of selecting, prepping, and painting the Traffic Calming areas in Natick Center, was no small feat! It took many dedicated artists and volunteers, a generous DPW, hard work to make this traffic calming art a reality – along with all the sun, bugs, and dirt the artists had to contend with. We hope that it helps to slow down traffic and make for safer crossings downtown.


Jason Cheeseman-Meyer – Sparkling Stream

Denise Girardin & the Love community  – LOVE 01760

Swati Dave’, Gowri Ramachandran, Shuchi Gupta, and Suyasha (SuYeisha) Athuluri with Traditional Indian Kolam Designs

Kevin Baldwin – Composition No.4

Polly Broman Wright & Christine Erickson – Natick Abstract

The Traffic Calming Art project was supported by our sponsors MutualOne Bank, Natick Cultural Council, the Solomon Foundation, and Barr Foundation. With tremendous support from the Town of Natick, the Dept. of Public Works, NCCD Public Art Committee, and Select Board.

A band performing in an ally, in front of the peace sign 1760 display during Natick Nights

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