Columbus-area residents likely are familiar with the numerous sculptures and other pieces of art throughout downtown Columbus, which are part of Artbeat.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, however, MidTown Inc. will join the fun by installing an interactive sculpture in the southwest portion of Lakebottom Park in conjunction with the upcoming Artbeat 2016, which takes place March 28 through April 9.
John Schwan, a resident of the Midtown area of Columbus and a craftsman, will be putting the sculpture called “PhotoPlay” into place. The local sculpture is based on art called “Big Red Frame” by Jean-Pierre Pasche, a Swiss artist whose own piece of work is located in an orchard in Easthampton, Mass.
Columbus residents looking for the interactive element of MidTown's art are urged to bring their cameras and smartphones to take pictures with the sculpture.
"We were invited to get more involved with Artbeat, whose mission is to provide culture, engagement and education," said MidTown Business Association coordinator Bitsy Dedwylder. "We tried to think of something appealing to all ages, residents and visitors. The design we found is perfect for Lakebottom Park — MidTown’s favorite public gathering place.”
The new sculpture is also part of The Minimum Grid project, a Knight Cities Challenge effort to improve the connection between Midtown and the nearby downtown area.
For more information, visit www.midtowncolumbusga.org.