Reinventing Central City: Huntington, West Virginia

Central City Gazebo Park

Entry Deadline: Nov. 10

544 14th St West
Huntington, WV 25704
PHONE 981-204-5764

Reinventing Central City is a public art project with the goal to illuminate the rich history and promote community gatherings at the newly renovated Central City Park. The park was established in 1996 with a large gazebo that brings the community together with many activities, including live music, poetry, plays, exercise, family events, and so much more. The park surrounding the gazebo has been transformed with lighting, landscaping, and new seating. Public art in the form of a pair of sculptures is the final adornment for the park.

Central City in Huntington, WV is a lively business district featuring a farmers’ market, many local businesses focused on arts and antiques, and annual events. Central City was once a city that was formed around the Industrial Revolution to bring industry to the mostly residential Huntington Area. Central to Huntington and Kenova the main cities in 1890s, it was a place where the railroad brought raw materials to be transformed into glassware, wood products (barrels, bungs, crates, veneers, and even portrait frames), Fesenmeier Brewery, Heiner’s Bakery, and many other small businesses that grew to support the population.

The installation will be permanent. Contact organizer for full submission details.

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