60°F
Sponsored by

"Sculpture Walk" Makes its Debut on First Friday Artwalk

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Those who took part in the first Friday art walk this weekend were among the first to view Springfield’s new “Sculpture Walk”. The first pieces in the program made their debut Friday night at Jubilee Park.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Those who took part in the first Friday art walk this weekend were among the first to view Springfield’s new “Sculpture Walk”. The first pieces in the program made their debut Friday night at Jubilee Park.

“Springfieldians have demonstrated a lot of interest in public art,” says City of Springfield Assistant Director of Public Works Jonathan Gano. He adds that around 50 to 75 citizens attended a public forum at the art museum in January to plan the Sculpture Walk.

Sculpture Walk hopes to promote public art, enhance pedestrian experiences and link major activity centers. Gano said First Friday Art Walk was the ideal time to debut the walk to the community.

Jubilee Park is located along the intersection of North Jefferson and St. Louis street. There are four sculptures on the walk now, but it will eventually feature eight. The park commemorates the former site of the Jewell Theatre where “Ozark Jubilee” was broadcast in the 1950’s.

Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus