Downtown Beautification

Photo by Ben Carpenter of our public art project at the 60 State Street parking lot in downtown Montpelier.

Every day, we make Montpelier beautiful. We  plant and maintain flowers that adorn our city streets and City Hall Plaza, create public art like the North Branch River installation, bring a holiday twinkle to our downtown streets, add new benches and trash cans downtown, and organize Montpelier’s Green Up Day. Your support helps us create those moments where people can’t help but wonder at what a beautiful city we live in.


October 2023 - "Renewal Project"

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS:  Montpelier Alive, in partnership with the Vermont Community Foundation and National Life, is seeking proposals for art to activate downtown Montpelier storefronts in the wake of the July flood. Deadlines throughout the fall and into winter. Click HERE for the RFP.

Questions and Info - Contact Monica DiGiovanni, d[email protected]


ArtSynergy Project

Public Art Master Plan
The Montpelier ArtSynergy Project was a  community initiative, in collaboration with Montpelier Alive, the City of Montpelier, and the Community Engagement Lab, that developed a strategic Public Art Master Plan and community-wide vision for how public art can be integrated into the framework of the City of Montpelier.

Community Quilt

Community Quilt
Montpelier Alive's Tumbling Blocks Quilt, installed in March 2021 at the Montpelier Transit Center, serves to stitch together our community.

60 State Street Asphalt Mural

60 State Street Asphalt Mural
Our mural at 60 State Street, designed by local artist Rob Hitzig, brings color and vibrancy to a downtown parking lot.

North Branch River Art 
Like a piece of jewelry highlighting our river, next to the Langdon Street Bridge.  Inspired by an art installation in Quebec City in 2008.

Projected Poems in vacant storefront Community Projector Project

Our new Community Projection project, in partnership with the Montpelier Public Arts Commission, provides a world of possibilities to showcase artwork in our downtown.