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Where Art, Culture & History Meet!
The Glass Town Cultural District Steering Committee has spent the
past year working on the long term goal of a Public Art Project for the
town of Sandwich. Thanks to funding from the Mass Cultural Grants,
The Fund for Sandwich, and our own fundraising efforts, a Call to
Artist was sent out on March 1, 2021. After a review by a committee
of town leaders and approval by the Sandwich Board of Selectmen, the
Friends of the Glass Town Cultural District voted to award Michael
Maygar the Public Art Project. Michael is a prominent Sandwich glass
artist and owner of the Glass Studio of Cape Cod, with a far-reaching
reputation. He will be creating the work over the summer. The artwork
will reference the history of Sandwich, it will be made of glass or have
glass components, and will utilize solar lighting. Be looking out for an
early fall installation and a town-wide celebration!
The mission and purpose of the Glass Town Cultural District is to create
a sustainable economic base through organization and promotion of the
Glass Town Cultural District’s unique cultural assets for residents and
year round visitors. We envision this first installation of public art will
further enhance the historic village and cultural district and will bring
joy to the observer in this lovely setting.
The Glass Town Cultural District Steering Committee is very excited
and honored to present this public art project to the citizens of Sandwich!
Bench by Michael Magyar
and Dave Campbell
Ar ts & Culture