Melanie Pappadis Faranello

Public Art Projects

Poetry on the Streets, LLC

Melanie Faranello is the founder of the acclaimed public art project, Poetry on the Streets (POTS), which she created in 2017. The mission of POTS is to engage communities in creative self-expression, bring people's words to public spaces, and connect through sharing the voices and stories of people from many  walks of life.

She was chosen as a Creative Community Fellow with National Arts Strategies for the 2019 New England Cohort, and named one of "14 community organizers who create equity in the face of inequity," by The Pollination Project awarding grants globally in support of leaders to promote social change. 

Interview with NPR, Where We Live!

Interview with NPR, All Things Considered!

Article in Hartford Business Magazine

Interview by Greater Hartford Arts Council

Grant from Pollination Project, based in Berkeley, CA:

Poetry on Public Murals, Fall 2021

Poetry Bus: CT Public Transit The Poetry Bus, Spring 2021

 Essential Voices from the Pandemic, 2020

Gallery Show: POTS, 2020 

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