Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is pleased to announce that two new public art pieces have been installed as a welcome into the east entrance of historic Whitewater. The pieces, titled Ascent and Bloom by Richard Taylor of Milwaukee, were made possible by a generous donation from Fort Community Credit Union.
Each sculpture draws on the past, present, and future of the Whitewater community. While drivers may remark the similarity to trees and appreciate the way they blend into the city’s landscaping, walkers and bikers are able to take in each panel, or “branch”. Images of items from the Esterly Reaper factory, agricultural plowing patterns, and native birds are among images featured. Taylor also received assistance from Carol Cartwright and the Whitewater Historical Society while researching the area. Viewers are encouraged to view the pieces and plan a visit to the Depot Museum to see the featured historical artifacts and learn more about Whitewater’s colorful past.
On Wednesday, June 18th Downtown Whitewater hosted a dedication for the two statues outside of Floral Villa. Over 20 people showed up for the dedication. Titled “Ascent and Bloom” the two art pieces are located on South Wisconsin Street near Floral Villa, and on Main Street near Century 21.
Main Street Festival
Make sure to mark your calendars for Whitewater’s Main Street Festival! This event is co-sponsored by Downtown Whitewater, The Whitewater Arts Alliance, Studio 84, and the Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce. The event is a celebration of everyone’s artistic side. Grab some brushes and paint a mural right in the city street! This event is great for children of all ages and will keep them busy while enjoying some family fun.
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Located on Downtown Main Street