The city of Ames is expanding its arts scene. Three new sculptures have popped up in neighborhoods around town.
The artwork includes names like Barbara’s Portal, Walker, and Hatching Sprout.
The city purchased the art works for downtown and after they are up for a year, neighborhoods can adopt them for their part of Ames for permanent display. The city said the sculptures could go up in parks or Cul-de-sacs.
Patti Cotter with the Ames Art Commission says public art has been popular in the city because not everyone looks at art the same way.
“That’s what makes it fun because some people have different taste and it starts a conversation…which we think is what public art is all about. That’s part of the fun. You like the color, the shape it reminds you of some other images of art you like,” says Cotter.
You can check out the artwork up for adoption next year for the Neighborhood Sculpture Program here. The deadline to apply for next year’s art adoption is December 13th.