Ferndale Gets New Public Art Sculptures
The 11-piece installation is part of the Ferndale DDA's ARTWN initiative. What do you think of the new sculptures?
You've probably noticed at least a few of the new sculptures that have been popping up around town over the past week or so.
The pieces - among them a bright red ram and a sculptural rendition of a flamenco dancer - are part of an 11-piece public art installation included in the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority's ARTWN initiative to add and showcase public art.
"ARTWN - The Exhibit" is sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel and the Ferndale DDA, with additional support from individual sculpture sponsors.
New sculptures have been installed almost daily over the past several days, with the final piece being unveiled on June 28 at an official launch party for the two-year installation.
"ARTWN - The Event, Small Plates and Big Art," will be held from 6-10 p.m. June 28 at the Rust Belt Market. Billed as "Black Tie and Sneakers," attendees will sign in at 6 p.m., receive a wristband and walk over to any one or all of six satellite host locations to see nearby sculptures and dine on small plate offerings. When guests return, they'll enjoy food, a silent auction, music and more at the Rust Belt.
“This is a major undertaking by the DDA as we work to bring to town more of what the public has asked for – art," said Cristina Sheppard-Decius, DDA executive director. “The Event is also going to be a blast and The Exhibit has already started many conversations. People are lingering longer, talking more and making the time to experience downtown Ferndale.”
Tickets for the event cost $50 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 248-546-1632 or visit www.downtownferndale.com.