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Reflecting Trenton

A research and public art project that combines

local history with local art, vintage with contemporary, and archives with the passerby. 

Tremont Bar - Leon Rainbow



The Creek to Canal Creative District is the result of Trenton Arts in Focus, a year-long, citywide planning process that engaged more than 750 people from Trenton and beyond in a discussion about how arts and culture can be drivers for equitable, sustainable Downtown revitalization.


Trenton Arts in Focus was inspired by the wide range of arts organizations and artists that call Trenton home, and by the local talent, community support, political will, and resources that are aligning to foster positive change in the Creek to Canal area.


The Trenton Arts in Focus plan, released in October 2016, offers both place-based and citywide recommendations to develop the Creek to Canal Creative District, and to highlight and support Trenton’s rich arts and culture scene.


Now it’s time to bring the plan to life and make the Creek to Canal Creative District a reality! Important next steps include presenting the plan to City Council and getting it officially adopted as part of Trenton's new master plan, Trenton250. Stay tuned!

Trenton Arts in Focus was made possible by generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and New Jersey Manufacturers via the NJ Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit program. Isles, Inc. and Passage Theatre facilitated the planning process, which was enriched by the guidance of a nearly 50-member Steering Committee representing the arts, government, education, social services, and business. Interface Studio provided planning and urban design consulting services.

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