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More downtown art springing up

Published: May 27, 2014, 4:05 pm, by Jen Mulson

Perhaps you’ve already seen some of the new Art on the Streets sculptures being installed downtown. All 10 of them should be up by the time of the opening reception Thursday, June 12. There’s an 11th interactive exhibit you won’t be able to scout on the street.

"Purple Coneflowers" by Chris Weed

“Purple Coneflowers” by Chris Weed

But wait, there’s another sculpture – a permanent one – going in tomorrow, Wednesday, May 28.

Downtown Partnership and Community Ventures, Inc. will install “Purple Coneflowers,” a piece by local award-winning artist Chris Weed.

The piece was commissioned in dedication to the memory of Judy Noyes, co-founder of Art on the Streets. She was a downtown business owner, arts activist, City Council member and involved in many civic and cultural activities. She passed away in 2013. The sculptures were commissioned by the Judy Noyes Memorial Purchase Fund.

If you’re curious what the process of installing a sculpture is like, head down to City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave., where the piece will go up in the median on Nevada Avenue. Weed will be there to install three 14-15-feet tall sculptures starting at 10 a.m.

More details on Art on the Streets:

What: Public reception
When: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 12
Where: City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St.
Tickets: Free; 886-0088, downtowncs.com