Brooklyn Center to Unveil New Faces for Street Banner Project
Get ready to see some new faces around Brooklyn Center.
The city plans to unveil its 2022 street banner selections at a December 15th celebration, where guests can browse an exhibit of poster-size versions of the banners.
The street banner project, which began in 2019, is a collaboration between the city and Brooklyn Center Community Schools. Their goal was to replace 230 empty street banners with photographs that capture the city’s diverse population.
“Anyone coming to the city of Brooklyn Center has the opportunity to see our rich culture and have a better understanding of who makes up our community by all of these wonderful faces,” said Angel Smith, Brooklyn Center Communications and Community Manager.
The banner project highlights individuals as well as community groups, so anyone in the Brooklyn Center community can be a part of it. It focuses on four categories: hope, heart, wisdom and community.
“We consider the youth to be the hope of our community, the adults our heart, our seniors the wisdom, and our community in general the community,” explained Smith.
Banners are a Community Effort
In true community fashion, groups across Brooklyn Center have worked hand-in-hand to make the project come to life.
The city pays resident photographers to take the pictures, while local businesses provide space for the photo shoot
“Our community is truly supportive of it and we’re just happy to be able to do something like this,” said Smith.
As for now, the city is looking forward to its 2022 roll out in December. Smith says not to fret if your picture wasn’t chosen, every photo taken will eventually be used.
The city is looking forward to celebrating its 2022 street banner roll out at a public unveiling. Smith says not to fret if your picture wasn’t chosen, every photo taken will eventually be used.
The Brooklyn Center Street Banner celebration will take place in Constitution Hall at the Brooklyn Center Community Center on Thursday, December 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
To learn more, visit the city of Brooklyn Center’s website.