Christian Street Lagoon. It sounds like a place for teenage lovers. What it is actually is the birth of a two-year Queen Village art project to raise awareness about stormwater management and educate residents and passersby about how water travels under our streets and into our streams.
If you walk along the 300 block of Christian Street, you’ll see blue drops painted in swirls along the sidewalk, spilling into the street. Teal-green reflectors are posted along sewers eastward along Christian to illustrate the path of dirty rainwater to the Delaware River. Stacy Levy, renowned environmental artist and sculptor, a 1991 Tyler School of Art graduate, coordinated the creation of the project. Thermoplastic dots of various sizes were heated and community members helped (more…)