El Corazón / The Heart of Holyoke

El Corazón / The Heart of Holyoke is an exciting placemaking project celebrating the Puerto Rican and Latinx community of Holyoke. Imagine a vibrant Main Street with colorful banners, large-scale art works, dynamic lighting, beautiful murals, food trucks and art festivals; a Main Street that reflects the vital culture of the surrounding neighborhoods; a Main Street that supports emerging businesses with safe and walkable streets.

Mosher Street Bridge Public Art Installation

“Arrivals”, a public art installation, captures Holyoke’s rich immigrant and migrant experience—the many stories of arrival that are shared by all Holyoke residents. The artists creating this project have captured those stories from families who arrived in Holyoke from 1890 to the present at several public input sessions that were conducted over the past few months.