Newton Community Pride was excited to install 19 artfully decorated benches by regional and local artists across several village centers. This public art initiative, Sit and Let Your Spirit Soar, involved the temporary outdoor installation of benches that were donated by Newtonville’s Boston Chinese Evangelical Church and transformed into three-dimensional functional art from June – October.

On October 8th, all 19 of the Sit and Let Your Spirit Soar benches will be sent to their permanent homes! Thank you to all of the artists for sharing your creativity and talents with us and the Newton community. We also want to give a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our online auction for the benches. This auction helped us raise over $5,500 for our Spring 2023 public art program!  

Thank you to the Newton Cultural Council, the Mass Cultural Council, and to Village Bank for their support of the project!