This public art project in Lafayette, Indiana will create an incubator and launching pad for civic engagement that nudges the participatory culture of the small town street into the public spaces of government. The desire is to activate people to design their own means of breaking through convention in order to open new pathways and discourses as they engage in civic life. It begins with an art object that is simultaneously an art venue, the Stand for Public Engagement. Collapsing artistic practice, local culture, and government spaces will generate new creativity and activity in which more citizens form their local culture into collective acts of social sculpture.