Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1% for Art


I'm not sure but I think all US communities do this. When your city or town is building new highways, parks, buildings, etc. they must spend a certain amount on aesthetics whether adding bike trails to highways, planting landscaping at road upgrades, or art at intersections. In Anchorage at least, 1% of the project must be spent on art.

I think Anchorage does a pretty good job. We have many pieces of art around town that I find beautiful. Here is one that looks great all summer long. These flower holders are fly-fishing rods; I think the baskets of red flowers are either supposed to be red bobbers or salmon egg bait. I really like them.
Sweetie and our nephew just left to head up to the cabin for a few days. The master plan is to build a tree house. I also sent them up with a little bird house kit in case it rains and they need a manly indoor activity. Tim bought a BB gun for tin can target practise, and I provided a water gun in case JoJo wants to shoot at the dogs. Two of the dogs love water and will think that's fun, one will probably keep her distance once she realizes what a squirt gun is.

8 comments:

tainterturtles said...

I love those flower holders....how unusual, but clever. Thanks for taking that picture PA.

Cathy said...

I agree with you, these are charming!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hooray for 1%art. These fishing rods look great with their red bobbers.

crochet lady said...

I really like that bit of art. Very unique and fun!

Kellie said...

Good for your hubby to take the nephew out for an adventure and a BB gun will really be fun for him.

Teri C said...

Very cool art indeed!!

Aunt Krissy said...

Tim and Jojo will have so much fun, one dog, not so much!

I also like the salmon on that road that they bridge goes over.

Anchorage does have some nice art out and about. You should take a picture of the Raven and stars at lake otis and turdor.

janice said...

Most of the 1% for art is good to excellent - then there is the weird stuff. Minnesota & Benson for one.