Canoe Imagine Art is a public art project that celebrates the history and attributes of the Huron River and the City of Ann Arbor park system using repurposed canoes as inspiration. Four works of art were selected through a juried and public vote process for installations in City of Ann Arbor parks along the Huron River during the summer of 2015. Each selected artist was awarded a $5,000 honoraria plus recycled canoes for their installation. Canoe Imagine Art is supported by the City of Ann Arbor’s Public Art Commission and Parks and Recreation Department and the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs.
Canoe Imagine Art includes for temporary installations along the Huron River in Ann Arbor. Installations include:
Bandemer Park: Tulip by Ray Katz
Broadway Park: Turbine by Missouri State Western University artists J. Neil Lawley, Heather Andrews, Jake Proffit, Dustin Lafromboise and Hausman Metal Works.
Island Park: Canoe-vue by Jeff Zischke
UPDATE: Gallup Park: Canoe Fan by Victoria Fuller. On May 20, 2019 the city reached an agreement with Fuller to purchase the Canoe Fan art for $35,000.
Further collaboration for this project comes from: Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department, Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Huron River Watershed Council, Stantec, Saladino Construction, Community Music School of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor District Library and Wolverine Rental.
To speak with someone about the project contact:
The Arts Alliance, Program Manager
1100 North Main Street, Suite 106B | Ann Arbor, MI 48104