Granite City Art and design district
Located just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, the nonprofit Granite City Art and Design District (G-CADD) is a consortium of creative spaces on the 1800 block of State Street in Granite City, IL.
The collection of buildings and properties that make up G-CADD provides both indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces to local and regional artists. For this partnership, G-CADD is working in collaboration with Christopher Carl of New American Gardening, an experimental landscape project focused on maximizing ecological impact by cultivating native plants, rain gardens, and productive landscapes.
Carl is constructing Pilot Plot, a rain garden initiative with Granite City that spreads over three formerly vacant lots. As part of Pilot Plot, Carl, along with Minnesota-based artist Paul Howe, built a thirty-foot table made of pulverized brick and concrete that will serve as a space for gathering and conversation for future G-CADD programs.