This was a multi-artist, community collaborative public art initiative culminating in a week-long public art exhibition. Months of community building through storytelling weaved together stories of immigrants who have come to the US via Salem’s Point neighborhood. The project celebrates immigrant stories and connects communities that historically have not had extensive dialogue, such as the Quebecois and Caribbean communities. The goal was to find parallels in our common story and strengthen bonds between diverse immigrant groups and the community at large and were visualized with audio, light, virtual reality, and street art installations.
The artistic interventions in this project include a Harbor Voices laser and sound installation echoing the voices of 100 immigrants from the Point neighborhood, portraits of immigrants by a street artist facilitated by the Punto Urban Art Museum team, a photography portrait series, and a robust variety of supporting events designed to engage, educate, and inspire creativity in the community on the Point’s rich immigrant history.