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Manitowoc Wisconsin - City of Manitowoc Public Arts Tour App 16 June 2022 ( news )
Manitowoc , state Wisconsin ( By Press Release office)
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Public art is a driving force in the City of Manitowoc’s revitalization , and the Rahr - West Art Museum is launching a Public Art Tour App to share the city’s cultural habitat with more of the public . The web - based app tour , found at
https://rahrwest . stqry . app/
, roams Manitowoc’s downtown and beyond , exhibiting the vibrant murals , crafted sculptures and cultural gems that make the city’s neighborhoods unique .
With 31 stops featuring Manitowoc’s public art , there is a sight for everyone to see in the walkable tour of the downtown area and nearby parks . The app features an interactive map depicting the location of each mural and sculpture . In addition , every public art stop is described in detail including the piece’s title , location , artist ( s ) and the creative inspiration behind the piece . Photography and related links featuring additional information on the art or topic are also included for each public art site .
The Rahr - West Public Arts App aligns Manitowoc with some of the country’s emerging cities , each of which recognize the fundamental importance of cultural development in the growth of local economy and quality of life .
“As the summer tourism season kicks off , the Department of Tourism is excited to be able to offer the Public Art Tour App to visitors . ” said Courtney Hansen , Director of Tourism for the City of Manitowoc . “Mural and public art walks have continued to be a trending activity to create memorable photo ops of their travel . ”
The Rahr - West Public Arts Tour App was developed by Rahr - West Assistant Director Diana Bolander through the Stqry platform . Stqry ( not a typo ) works with organizations worldwide to share their stories and improve their visitor experiences . Visitors to the app will find multimedia background information on the artwork . The Public Arts Tour App is expected to be the first of many wayfinding and information tours created by the Rahr - West Art Museum , City of Manitowoc Department of Tourism , and Stqry .
“Over the past five years we’ve experienced an explosion of public art in Manitowoc , ” said Greg Vadney , Executive Director of the Rahr - West Art Museum . “The Public Arts Tour App is a natural , next step to share more of our city’s culture . ”
The Rahr - West Art Museum Public Arts Tour is both a tourism enhancement and a way for residents to learn more about their cultural community . The app is available via the web to allow for a variety of users to access the tour . Funding for the Tour was secured in 2021 by the City of Manitowoc’s Room Tax Commission and supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Art Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts .
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