Another piece of the Plaza project in place …

This sculpture art piece, entitled “Crossroads” and created by artist Cara Briggs Farmer of Marion, was installed this past week at the downtown Plaza location at the stoplight intersection in Waukon as part of another step forward in the development of that Plaza area. The steel and plexiglass sculpture was designed to reflect the vibrancy and uniqueness of Waukon and to complement the downtown area surrounding it, with the artwork’s “Crossroads” title seeming to be very fitting at that intersection of Main Street and Allamakee Street/Spring Avenue that is part of the Driftless Area Scenic Byway in northeast Iowa.

The art piece is part of a larger statewide project supported by the National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town Grant Program” to install a total of 16 public art pieces in scenic byway communities throughout Iowa. A Waukon Art Advisory Committee was formed to work with the Driftless Area Scenic Byway Advisory Board and Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development to bring the project to reality with funding from grant and donation sources. The artwork is just a part of the overall development of the downtown Plaza area that will continue to take place throughout the summer. Standard photo by Joe Moses.
 

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