St. Mary's Square Public Art Finalists Public Viewing

May 10, 2016 - May 14, 2016


St. Mary's Square Public Art Finalists Public Viewing

On view Gallery

May 10 - May 14

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

Chinese Culture Center (CCC) is proud to announce the finalists selected to submit full proposals to the St. Mary’s Square Public Art Project. More than 100 applications from 64 cities and 13 countries were submitted, a testament to the importance of and excitement for community-initiated developments.


You are invited to view and submit comments on the three finalists’ proposals, which will be displayed at the CCC Visual Art Center. After conclusion of the public viewing period, St. Mary’s Square Public Art Panel will convene and make a final selection at the end of May.


The permanent public art piece will be installed on a new rooftop park, to be located on the fifth story of the office building at 500 Pine Street, which connects to St. Mary’s Square. The site is the former location of the Kong Chow Temple, a historic building operated by the Kong Chow Benevolent Association that was founded in 1854 by immigrants from China.


CCC is the lead organization for the St. Mary’s Public Art Project and is collaborating with 500 Pine Street Company, LLC, the sponsor of the new office project, Heller Manus Architects, Kong Chow Benevolent Association, Chinese Historical Society of America, Chinatown Community Development Center, and the Committee for Better Parks and Recreation in Chinatown to reimagine open spaces by bringing the highest quality public art installation to the Chinatown neighborhood.