HCP is seeking submissions from residents showing us where sidewalks end in your neighborhoods.

About the Project:

Where Sidewalks End isn’t an ordinary art show; it’s a call to action. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports in 2016 a pedestrian was killed every 1.5 hours in traffic crashes. These numbers are going up year after year.

The exhibition will explore how neighborhoods and communities can become disconnected because of forgotten, neglected, or ignored investments in people-centered infrastructure. When sidewalks are overgrown, not maintained, or simply do not exist in communities, residents can become isolated in their homes or risk their own safety by being forced to walk in dangerous situations like broken or obstructed sidewalks or even worse, in the shoulder of a busy roadway.

Where Sidewalks End will highlight challenges and solutions to people-centered infrastructure and safety in our region with a focus on reconnecting people to each other and to resources to reinvigorate neighborhoods and lay the groundwork for creating safer, healthier, and more walkable communities.

Public submissions of photographs and stories will be displayed with attributions in each of the Where Sidewalks End exhibitions throughout the region and in educational materials.

Exhibition Schedule:

August 2-September 5
The Soap Gallery
117 S. Champion Street | Youngstown, OH 44503

August 12
City Club of the Mahoning Valley’s Views and Brews
At The Soap Gallery
117 S. Champion Street | Youngstown, OH 44503

September 21-October 31
RAA Gallery & Art Emporium
76 Shenango Avenue | Sharon, PA 16146

November 14-December 27
Trumbull Art Gallery
158-162 North Park Avenue | Warren, OH 44481

How to Submit:

Email us at info@hcpmahoningvalley.com to share your sidewalk photos & stories!

With your submission, be sure to include:

    1. Your sidewalk picture
    2. Your name
    3. County/city where the photo was taken
    4. Physical address or intersection where the sidewalk is located

Submissions are being accepted throughout 2019.

Snapshots and stories can also be shared on Instagram or Facebook by tagging #sidewalksolutions #hcpmvsidewalks.

Thank you!

If you have any issues submitting your sidewalk photos or else have questions about this project, please contact Sarah Lowry, Director, Healthy Community Partnership at slowry@cfmv.org or 330-743-5555.