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2023 Placemaking Week


Years: 2023

Placemaking Week 2023 was a week of free community-building events with hundreds of volunteers.

2023 Events Included: 

Art on Fire

Saturday, Sept. 16 & 23 

Location | Railroad Square Art park

On Saturday, Sept. 16 four local artists transformed fire hydrants into works of art as part of the Art on Fire pilot project. Thanks to the involvement of local artists, KCCI, CRA, City of Tallahassee Fire Department, and volunteers the first few Art on Fire hydrants were painted Saturday, Sept. 16.

Four of the fire hydrants were painted on Saturday, Sept. 16 and one more was painted Sept. 23 in front of Pineview Elementary School.


Artwork pictured beginning top left: Artwork by artist Robyn Ware; artwork by Franzline Whaley; artwork by Sharard X Saddlers; artwork by Sherlyn Reyes; artwork by Direne Esparza Lorenzo and daughter Sinai. Check out the painted fire hydrants in Railroad Square and in front of Pineview Elementary School featuring their artwork. Trust us – they are even more stunning when you have a 360-degree view.

Good is everywhere mural

All week | volunteer spots began at 10 a.m.

Location | 2813 Ridgeway Street

VyStar Credit Union employees and community members joined students from Sabal Palm Elementary School to create the Good is everywhere mural. This is part of KCCI sponsor VyStar Credit Union’s second annual Good is everywhere celebration. Thank you to VyStar for making this Placemaking Week project possible. We appreciate everyone who came out to volunteer their time to live out the purpose of “Do Good.” Click here to view a video of the project.

Crosswalks to Classrooms | Sabal Palm Elementary School

Saturday, Sept. 23 | 10 a.m.

Location | 2813 Ridgeway Street

Community members joined students and neighbors in a family-friendly safety fair and community painting day where three crosswalks and one intersection were painted. These three crosswalks and intersection will improve safety and aesthetics with colorful crosswalks and an intersection.

This project was made possible thanks to the partnership with KCCI, City of Tallahassee, Foundation for Leon County School.  It was made possible thanks to the coordination of the 2023 KCCI Community Catalyst team and artists PainterHayes.  Funding was provided by private businesses that believe in the power of community such as Capital City Bank, ServisFirst Bank, and many others. For more information about Crosswalks to Classrooms, visit the project page here. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 5th Annual Placemaking Week!

Special thanks to Amina Kassem for designing the 2023 Placemaking Week flyer.