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Delhi Township Unveils New Art Sculpture After Receiving $10,000 Placemaking Grant from LEAP

Nineteenth Piece of Art Unveiled in Lansing Region

LANSING, Mich. –With a $10,000 placemaking grant from LEAP, Delhi Township unveiled a new piece of art ‘Happy in Holt’ created by artist Matthew Lincoln today in front of the Delhi Township offices at 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, MI, as a part of their commitment to creating a more welcoming and vibrant community.

“Townships are about choices.  Art is about choices and this community values art, Placemaking and overall resident enjoyment. Therefore, we choose to support public art and appreciate LEAP’s participation in this effort”, said C.J. Davis, Delhi Township Supervisor.

“Today’s unveiling marks the 19th piece of public art funded in part by LEAP’s Public Art for Communities grant program, which is vital to the Lansing region’s growth, as it encourages civic pride, promotes tourism and helps build a strong economy,” said Bob Trezise, President & CEO of LEAP.   “With the generous contribution from our regional partner, PNC, we were able to increase the number of communities served through the Placemaking program.”

“PNC understands the importance of creating strong, viable and sustainable communities where top talent wants to live, be creative and participate in efforts that support the happiness and wellbeing of all its residents,” said Tim Salisbury, PNC regional president for Mid-Michigan.

LEAP’s Public Art for Communities grant program, in its fifth year, has awarded $30,000 to the City of Charlotte, City of DeWitt, City of East Lansing, City of Grand Ledge, City of Lansing, City of Mason and City of St. Johns, as well as Delhi Township, Delta Township, DeWitt Township and Meridian Township, which will bring several new pieces of public art to the region including 6 bike racks and a mural.  “LEAP understands the impact Placemaking is having on the Lansing region by creating a global brand where businesses attract and retain world-class talent, communities thrive through art and diversity is celebrated in all its forms,” said Bob Trezise.

Click here to learn more about LEAP’s Public Art for Communities grant program.

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About LEAP

The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders partnering to build a stronger community for all—working every day to grow, retain and attract business.

About the PNC Foundation

The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great®, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a multi year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.