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Main Street Storefronts Become Art Spaces In 'My Windham'

Main Street Storefronts Become Art Spaces In 'My Windham'

The village of Willimantic, part of the town of Windham, will launch an exercise in creative placemaking this week with "My Windham Project." The walkable stroll of a one-mile stretch of the village's main drag features artworks created by artists with a connection to Windham, as well as performing arts and historical events. "Willimantic has a reputation of being funky and artsy. We don't want to become too gentrified, but there have been some economic downturns, and arts is a proven way to revitalize a community," said Gail Gelburd, an art professor at Eastern Connecticut State University in town and the project director of "My Windham." "We...

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