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Artist-Designed Banners Decorate Light Posts in Nantasket Beach Area

More than 80 locally-designed banners are giving a new and inviting look to Hull’s Surfside area along Nantasket Avenue and Water Street this year, following a design competition hosted by the Town last summer.

The banner design, created by Richard Green, was chosen after a competition led last June by Hull’s Office of Community Development and Planning, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Surfside Design Working Group, which includes residents who are members of the Hull Chamber of Commerce, the Hull Artists Association and the Design Review Board. The banners were printed on vinyl over sunbrella, which comes with a five year guarantee. The designs were hung on light posts this spring by the Hull Light Company.

MAPC worked with the town to develop and release a call to artists inviting banner concepts in the Surfside business corridor as part of the town’s effort to revitalize the area around Nantasket Beach. The selected artist received a stipend of $2,500 toward the cost of producing the banner design.

Funding for the Hull Surfside banner art and design was made possible by the Arts &Planning Initiative at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Learn more @mapc.org/art.  The banner’s themselves were purchased with funds from the State MassWorks program which funded the Nantasket Avenue project.

For more information on the banners, contact Robert Fultz at (781)925-3595 or rfultz@town.hull.ma.us. For more information about the MAPC Arts & Planning area of work, contact MAPC Regional Planner Jennifer Erickson at (617) 933-0759 or jerickson@mapc.org.