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Call for Artist to Commemorate 250th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington

In preparation for the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Town of Lexington invites community members to reflect on ways to honor and memorialize this history. Preparing for the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, the Lex250 Commission is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to commission a public commemorative art piece. In the early hours of April 19, 1775, the Battle of Lexington is remembered as the site of the first shot of the Revolutionary War.

In this process, Lex250 Commission invites community members and artists to reflect on the significance of this specific history. The proposed monument location is in Belfry Hill, south of the historic Lexington Battle Green.

As of July 2023, MAPC began working with Lex250 Commission and the Town of Lexington to broaden regional stakeholder engagement. Throughout the project, MAPC will support the development of a call for artists, including developing project advisors and technical advisors and the selection of monument concept by April 2024.

This involvement stands on the foundations of MAPC's prior projects and experience from the City of Lynn and Salem and adapting that process to the specific needs and considerations related to commemorative public artwork, drawing on lessons from the Public Art/Public Memory Discussion Series of 2020.

If you are interested in this topic and want to engage with the process, please contact MAPC's Regional Arts and Culture Planner II, Abbey Judd at

Call for Art Link

Submission Application Link

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