Belfast Wants You To Sit Down, With 15 New Places To Do It
Sit a spell.
Nothing like strolling through a town on foot, seeing what you rarely see from the car. But sometimes it can get tiring.
If you’re in Belfast, walking that wonderful place, and want to sit a spell and take a breather, they have you covered.
The latest Our Town Belfast project is the installation of 15 artist-designed and painted chairs along Main Street.
Amanda Cunningham, executive director of Our Town Belfast says
This project is the most recent step of our placemaking strategy to create spaces with an emotional connection, where people want to be, in turn creating a strong, sustainable, interconnected community.
The OTB Design Committee identified a need for additional seating throughout downtown and thought of an iconic Adirondack chair, However, the traditional design often poses a challenge to get in and out.
These chairs are an updated version. Created locally.
The committee worked with locals for design and finished product painting and even had the wood cut locally.
No two chairs are alike and there are 15 between Post Office Square and the Park on Main.
Each chair has a plaque representing the artist, individual sponsor, and the presenting sponsors.
To learn more about the project, visit Our Town Belfast, a community-driven and nationally accredited Main Street organization whose mission is to grow and sustain Belfast’s historic downtown while celebrating unique cultural heritage.
It’s a great place to have a seat. Got a favorite?