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Become a KCCI Catalyst

Click here to reach the Catalyst application, which must be submitted by October 30th.

2022 Project: Take a Walk on the Whimsical Side

The benefits of public art are countless. The Knight Foundation’s Soul of the Community study revealed a significant correlation between community attachment and economic growth. Public art, diverse spaces and experiences beautify our physical community and enhance our social enjoyment.

In addition, a recent University of Florida’s Center for Arts in Medicine report provides evidence for public art’s role in reduced loneliness and isolation, increased racial equity, increased mobility and exercise, and the elevation of community narratives.

Tallahassee is home to more than 850 miles or hiking and biking trails. To add to the experience and help generate a reason for people to come back again and again the Catalyst team could create unexpected permanent art elements along the trails.

In Leon County the Catalyst team could create an initiative to promote local artists and enhance our public parks and trails by installing art along the walking and bike trail systems. The team could facilitate elements so that consumers find something unexpected. The trails {or trail} could be marketed as “mystery hikes” or “art walks” complete with unnatural or natural wonders along the way. Could install elements all around Leon County or could make a dedicated art trail. The opportunities are endless.

We hope you apply to become a Community Catalyst and add your name to the list of local leaders improving our capitol city.

Click here to reach the application. 

About KCCI: Established in 2007, KCCI is a local organization committed to positive placemaking and community collaboration in Tallahassee. KCCI projects have generated nearly $1 billion in economic impact for Leon County. A new group of volunteer Community Catalysts is selected to plan and implement each annual project. KCCI is made possible by partners including: Knight Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida, Archibald Foundation, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, VyStar Credit Union, Taproot, FAMU School of Business and Industry, Florida State University College of Business, NAI Talcor, Structure Real Estate, Nolia & Bill Brandt, Lewis + Whitlock, Wood + Partners, Brown & Brown, BowStern Marketing, Serena and Jon Moyle, Cassidy and Company, Tharpe Construction, Flightline Group, Inc., Drs. Chaney, Couch, Callaway, Carter and Associates Family Dentistry, Charlie Johnson and Rowland Publishing.

The 2021 KCCI Community Catalyst team includes: Joey Arellano; Erika Branchcomb; Cyrus Calhoun III; Shannon Colavecchio; Nipa Eason; Talethia Edwards; Khari James; Tyler Maldonado; Marie Moyle; Ali Palmer; and Daniel Taylor.