The Sidewalk Parade is an ongoing work of civically-engaged art, springing directly from the visions, talents, and motivations within a given community.
The inaugural Sidewalk Parade represents a collaboration between Newport Health Equity Zone and Salve Regina University. The parade will take place in the north end neighborhoods of Newport.
The Sidewalk Parade aims to empower community members by revealing and nurturing their inherent creative capacity as dreamers, designers, makers, and mobilizers. The training and experience in developing creative ideas, manufacturing artistic objects, and expressing community vision through the rich symbolism of a parade may empower all who are involved to organize creative, community projects in the future