Sumner Mainstreet Alley Project
Mainstreet Alley Gathering Place
NEED: The citizens of Sumner wanted to transform an ordinary alley into a space that expresses the unique character of their downtown. They envisioned an intimate and attractive gathering place that could be a signature artistic element for tourism, photo ops and more. Setting their sights high, they also believed the successful transformation of this alley could inspire other communities to think creatively about their alleys, no matter the limitations in space or movability.
SOLUTION: After a series of community meetings and planning sessions, Pomegranate Center worked with the community to conceptualize a movable stage for performers, movable benches with built-in planters, and wooden gateways with metal accents. August 5th-8th, over 75 novice and skilled volunteers came together to work with Pomegranate Center to complete this project doing metalwork, woodwork, painting and more!
COMPLETED! Wow! What an amazing project and a phenomenal group of volunteers! The alley looks amazing and was put to use the very first night it was completed. An official celebration of the project will take place in the alley on September 19th at 10:30am complete with Tully’s coffee tasting and Tully’s coffee giveaways. We can’t wait to see you there!