What’s With Grand Rapids Parking Ramp and Parking Lot Ticket Booths?
Have you noticed the ticket booths in the downtown parking ramps and parking lots?
First there were odd scribbles all over them and then slowly some beautiful art work began appearing. The designs are beautiful and creative and seemingly came out of nowhere.
That is until one day last week I noticed a young woman painting a ticket booth in my ramp.
She was actually spray painting. The work was amazing as she brought each booth to life with her gentle touch.
I had a feeling this may have been an early ArtPrize exhibit since the famed Grand Rapids art contest is about to begin in downtown Grand Rapids. But, nope, that is not it. So what is happening?
Let's let the artist tell you the story. Meet Christina Hutton!
So that's the explanation of it all. Downtown Grand Rapids and Mobile Grand Rapids thought it would be a great idea to have all of the ticket booths in ramps and lots painted with beautiful, creative artwork rather than the usual drab grey color we always see.
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) is the organization responsible for city building and place-management in the urban core of the city. Established in 2013, DGRI serves as the management group for the combined operations of the Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Improvement District, and the Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority.
Mobile GR operates city-owned parking systems and maintains many aspects of transportation and safety infrastructure within the City of Grand Rapids and Kent County.
Another cool idea to make downtown Grand Rapids interesting and exciting.