P8- Create a Westport Arts & Cultural Heritage Trail

Example of a wayfinding kiosk

In April 2016, DPIC took the lead on submitting a grant application for $20,000 from the Connecticut Office of the Arts to create the technology and build a prototype "beacon" for the "Westport WanderNet".  The Westport WanderNet project concept emerged from a collaboration of many of the cultural organizations in Downtown Westport.   The WanderNet is envisioned as a network of 10+ kiosks or beacons that will function as interactive public art. They will feature wayfinding, a current events guide, interpretation of historical events, and will help to build a sense of place Downtown, and eventually other highly visible Westport locations.  

Unfortunately, DPIC did not win the grant, but is seeking funding from private sources to start the project.