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PHOTOS: I-195's Artistic Installations

Empty lots along the highway have been transformed into works of art

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Since I-195's big move, parcels of land formally part of the highway have sat vacant and unused. The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has been overseeing all aspects of developing this newly available – and valuable – 20 acres of land, with the goal of reconnecting the unique and historic areas of the city split apart by the highway and establishing a vital and diverse city center. This spring, the Commission sought the help of six local artists to breathe new life into the empty lots, and the yearlong installations that have popped up all over downtown are telling stories that weave Providence’s history with the city’s new open space.

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