Downtown Great Barrington Cultural District
's (DGBCD) “Placemaking Initiative,” highlights cultural and historic sites in Great Barrington, as well as raising cultural awareness with lamppost banners. Twenty-four Downtown Great Barrington lampposts are adorned with banner art created by area artists and middle and high school students. Cultural District member Karin Watkins remarks, “The DGBCD banner project literally brings Great Barrington’s young people into the life of downtown, hopefully increasing their sense of self and place, and raising awareness of the local businesses as well.” The banners feature students work highlighting specific cultural organizations and sites, as well as the many cultural activities in Great Barrington. MMRHS Art Teacher Neel Webber leads this program.