Pynchon Park: SPark! Igniting Our Community

SPark! Igniting Our Community is a vibrant public space, "museum without walls", with innovative multi-media art installations by local artists.! The SPark! project has ignited our community with public art installations in Pynchon Plaza, in Downtown Spr

Pynchon Park: SPark! Igniting Our Community

Springfield, Massachusetts 01103, United States

Created By: Springfield Cultural Partnership

Tour Information

Pynchon Park is an award winning split-level public park located between 75 and 115 Dwight Street, and 10 and 70 Chestnut Street in Springfield, MA.

Spark! Igniting Our Community Public Art installations:

HISTORY: The original park was completed in 1977. The original design featured a concrete courtyard, abstract sculpture, fountain, elevator and stairs aimed at providing a gateway between the Springfield Museums and downtown Springfield, MA. More recently in summer 2020, Pynchon Plaza was redesigned as an accessible civic space. Pynchon Plaza formally reopened on November 19, 2020.

SUPPORT for SPark! Igniting Our Community has been generously provided by: National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant & City of Springfield Community Development Block Grant!

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Beth Crawford Sculpture Website/Instagram: @yellowdog.noho Title: Duryea Redux Theme: Springfield Massachusetts is the home of the first American automobile manufacturer, the Duryea Motor Wagon Company located on Taylor Street, a short dist... Read more
Jefferey Lara of Studio Stoneyhill (Springfield, MA): Sculpture Theme: Sculpture Website:  Title: “Our Presence at Dawn”  Theme:  “Art should be literally... Read more
Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría & Michelle Falcón Fontánez Mosaic Title: “El Litoral”   Artists' information: Michelle Falcón Fontánez Website:     Theme: Our team feels that it is necess... Read more
Free Library Box, by Make-it Springfield artists Make-It Springfield supports the creative needs of a diverse Springfield community. Its dynamic, eclectic learning environment invites people of any background or skill level to explore and c... Read more
Title: “One People” Theme: "One people" showcasing Springfield’s people, cultures, places and historical legacies Ryan Murray combines elements from pop culture, his photography, Google Earth stills, magazine collages, and social med... Read more
Seating Art, “Social Seating for Pynchon Park” by Roberly Bell  Roberley Bell (Pelham, MA)  Artful Seating Sculpture Born in Greenfield Massachusetts, Bell received a BFA from University of Massachusetts and an MFA from the State Uni... Read more
Sound Sculptures by Acoustic Arts and City of Springfield Department of Parks and Recreation  Acoustic Arts was originally established in 1990 as a community arts organization aiming to promote outdoor learning and creative play and to imp... Read more
Lauren Celini, the creative behind Blur Utility Art Title: “Portals” Lauren Celini is a disabled multimedia artist from Philadelphia who strives to create unifying artwork that addresses our basic need to be seen and heard. Her caree... Read more
“The SPark! project is a remarkable opportunity to create a museum without walls that builds on the hopes and vision of our community in the heart of downtown Springfield ,” said Kay Simpson, President and CEO of the Springfield Museums... Read more
The Community Mural Institute (CMI) is a collaboration between GoodSpace Murals and Common Wealth Murals. In the process we teach, murals start with facilitated community gatherings to identify themes, ideas and images that resonate with th... Read more
Springfield Cultural Partnership connects artists, institutions and audiences to create and celebrate creativity in Springfield. The SCP is a 501c3 founded in 2016 and serves all of Springfield, MA. The SCP is a member based organizatio... Read more


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