Designs to be revealed for Willimantic Whitewater community art project

The winning design will eventually be installed at the Willimantic Whitewater Partnership’s Bridge Street site

WILLIMANTIC, CT (03/22/2018) On April 14, three Connecticut-based teams will reveal their designs for a new public art piece that generates renewable energy, to be located on the Willimantic River. The public is invited to attend the evening reception from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Center at Eastern Connecticut State University to hear from representatives of the three teams who will present and showcase their design concepts. The winning design will be announced on Connecticut Arts Day later in April, and the community art piece will eventually be installed on the Willimantic Whitewater Partnership’s Bridge Street site.

The design competition is a partnership of the Willimantic Whitewater Partnership, the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts, and the nonprofit Land Art Generator Initiative.

The three design teams – Pirie Associate Architects (New Haven), Howeler & Yoon/Gray Organschi (New Haven/Boston) and Swiftwater Hub (Mansfield/Hartford) – were selected in December from 15 teams of landscape architects, artists and engineers who responded to a call for qualifications.

The three designs will also be on display from March 24 through April 13 at Kerri Gallery, 861 Main St., Willimantic, where the public will be encouraged to provide feedback. For viewing hours, visit For more information, visit