The Arc purchased the site of the old Meadville Club (953 Market Street) in 2018. Our primary goal is to create a community venue where Arc individuals and others from the Meadville community can safely gather and form natural relationships through collaborative participation in arts, culture, and community events.
At community workshops during Second Saturday Community Markets, Movies Under the Stars, and at The Arc, participants shared ideas for the community greenspace and drew their ideas for the Snodgrass relief sculpture. Click here to see event photos.
Transformation of a vacant lot, located in Meadville’s historic business district, into an inclusive community greenspace. The greenspace will include community-designed public art, environmental interventions to address stormwater management, and community arts activities. Click here to learn about our community values.
Creative Communities Initiative - PA Council on the Arts and DCED
Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grant - PA Council on the Arts
Community Heart and Soul - Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Art and Environment Initiative.
The lead artist on this project is Amara Geffen, director of the Art & Environment Initiative, which promotes regional revitalization & beautification through arts-based placemaking and the creation of community-centered public art. The wooly mammoth sculpture pictured left, was developed by Geffen through an Our Town Grant, which she directed in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania. The sculpture is located at Fireman's Beach. Click here for a short video of the fabrication process.