The City of Coeur d’Alene is pleased to announce that new public artwork is scheduled to be dedicated on Tuesday, July 17th. The artwork entitled “Cleaning Crew” by local artist Allen Dodge, consists of seven (7) larger-than-life welded steel statues of microbes used in the purifying process by the Wastewater Treatment Plant. “Harmony,” by local artist Dale Young, is a carved basalt column depicting the elements of sky, earth, and water, and the sense of imbalance between humans and our natural environment. The statues were commissioned by the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission, which consists of a twelve-member panel that is appointed by the Mayor and serves a three-year term. The Public Art Ordinance, adopted in June of 1999, established funding of public art that provides public visibility and impact.
The dedication ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 765 Hubbard Avenue, Coeur d’Alene. Mayor Bloem will officiate and treats will be provided courtesy of the City of Coeur d’Alene.
For more information on the Wastewater Treatment Plant public art project, please call Steve Anthony, Arts Commission liaison, at 769-2249.