KCCCI Announces 2022 Placemaking Project: Fully Booked, Tallahassee
Local artists sought to design an iconic installation at Pedrick Pond Park
This year’s Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI) Catalyst Class will bring a greater love for literacy to one of Tallahassee’s most beautiful parks.
The Fully Booked, Tallahassee placemaking project will create literary-inspired exhibits along the trail at Pedrick Pond Park, a Leon County park. The park’s nearly one-mile trail is adjacent to the Leon County Eastside Branch library, making it a perfect spot to explore.
This concept was unanimously approved by the Leon County Commission at the Tuesday, March 8, 2022 meeting.
The team’s Fully Booked placemaking project concept is to have an iconic piece of art to serve as a photo backdrop for programming, book clubs, and field trips. This interactive book-inspired element would be supported by a story trail where people read a “book” on signs as they walk around the park. In addition, book-themed benches and a hammock garden could invite people to enjoy the park and check out hammocks from Leon County’s new “Library of Things” program.
The Catalyst team is now accepting proposals from local artists and creatives to design the main iconic element. Following are a few highlights for the main iconic piece, and more details can be found on KCCI’s website in the link provided. It is free to submit a proposal.