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Third Large-scale Public Art Project Launched by the Art Center in January 2018

Raw Aspirations is a large-scale, public art partnership comprising The Tamaqua Community Art Center and The Arts Barn Educational Center, Director Deborah Cooper, along with several artists who will create large sculptures for public display in Tamaqua from April 9 through August 21.

Sculptures will ultimately be found along Route 309 north from the American Hose Company to Saints Peter and Paul Church and south from Depot Square Park to South Railroad Street.

Raw Aspirations Artists, from left, Joanne Minnick, Todd Gladfelter, Deborah Powell Kramer and Mark Golomb.

Click here to download pdf version of newspaper report published by South Schuylkill News.

Second Large-scale Public Art Project Launched by the Art Center in Summer 2017



Tamaqua Has Heart is a public art initiative hosted by the Tamaqua Community Art Center.

There are multiple goals behind Tamaqua Has Heart. One being uniting the community through the arts by calling on artists and local businesses to collaborate on a sculpture installation that will encompass locations throughout downtown Tamaqua. By drawing attention to our downtown, we hope to promote tourism and our local history.


  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Barbershop Singers of Mahanoy City
  • Lech Transportation
  • Tamaqua Class of 1978
  • Flos Fegley & Family in memory of William H. Fegley
  • Jay Hollenbach Plumbing and Heating
  • Shafer’s Pharmacy
  • Times News, LLC
  • Mauch Chunk Trust Company – Hometown
  • Sankie Griffith – E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

Artists Submissions

  • Paul Corinchock
  • Suzanne Dalton
  • Kim East
  • Lori Remmel
  • Tamaqua High School
  • High School Media Class
  • Kevin Smith
  • Joe Evanousky

Heart location map – Click image to download printer-friendly version

Cast your vote for your favorite hearts!

Click ballot image to download printer-friendly version.

Fill it out and drop into ballot box at any of the locations listed.

Click newsprint images to read press accounts of our initiative:

Tamaqua art campaign unites community



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