Celebrate Newton Banners is a public art project, designed to enliven and brighten our city, inspire civic pride, and introduce art to more public spaces.  The banners were installed in March 2023, on approximately 130 light poles on major streets and in commercial areas.  The designs on the banners were created by artists Leah Kolidas, Adam Proia, Sarah Tomkins, and Sage Widder, who were selected by a jury of community leaders.  To represent the diversity of our city, each of the banners also includes the words “Celebrate Newton” in the eight most common languages spoken in Newton (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Hebrew, Japanese, and Italian).  The Celebrate Newton Banners initiative is presented in partnership with the City of Newton Parks, Recreation & Culture Department. Village Bank is the presenting sponsor.


Are you loving the Celebrate Newton Banners around Newton?  We love them so much we have made merch for you to own!  These make great gifts for teachers, graduates, family & friends, etc.  A portion of the proceeds from this sale benefits Newton Community Pride, a 501c3 non-profit organization building community for all to enjoy through free arts and culture programming, public art, beautification projects, and volunteerism.
Shipping is a flat rate of $10.00 but merchandise will also be available to pick up in person at our office located at 1294 Centre Street, Newton Centre.

Celebrate Newton Merchandise

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    Mug with all 15 Celebrate Newton Banner designs on it.
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    This pack of greeting cards comes with 8 cards and 8 blank envelopes.
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    Tote Bag with all 15 Celebrate Newton Banner designs on it.
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