Creative Placemaking Survey + Projects

About Creative Placemaking

The Arts Council is partnered with the Mariposa County Planning Department to develop a county-wide Creative Placemaking Master Plan to identify policies, projects, and programs that will leverage art and design to make our community better. This plan and its recommendations will support our economy, our lifestyles, and our senses of identity and place.

The creation and success of the Master Plan relies entirely on local input and ideas. Take the survey below to share your ideas with us:

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The Demonstration Project

Ah-Lo’-Mah’ is a demonstration project that asks questions about Mariposa’s identity, our relationship to this place, and the stories that make Mariposa unique. (Located along the Mariposa Creek Parkway – end of 5th St. Mariposa CA 95338) The piece is a part of the Mariposa County Creative Placemaking Master Plan, which will serve as a roadmap for future investments in many of the places and things that tell our community’s story and make Mariposa County a special place to visit and live.

Mariposa County is the ancestral land of the Southern Sierra Miwuk who have lived in and depended on the area’s diverse landscape for generations. Like many indigenous cultures, the Southern Sierra Miwuk’s close relationship to the land has led to a mastery of various techniques for using natural materials in ways that nurture the ecosystems, like the Mariposa Creek Corridor.

Ah-Lo’-Mah’ draws on the Southern Sierra Miwuk traditions of the basket-making, a practice that combines environmental stewardship, collaborative fabrication, and artistic expression to convey both the beauty of the county’s natural landscape and the richness of our cultural history and identity.

More ways to participate in Creative Placemaking:

This Must Be The Place
A Community Snapshot Project – show us your #1 favorite place in Mariposa County!

Creative Placemaking Master Plan
Read official details about this project

Recreation and Resilience in Mariposa County
Provide input on future parks and public recreation projects

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The creation of the Mariposa County Creative Placemaking Master Plan is a partnership project between the Mariposa County Planning Department and the Mariposa County Arts Council. This project is supported by Atlas Labs and Smart Growth for American and is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.