Installation ceremony for Lexington Avenue sculpture set for Sept. 6

Press release from City of Asheville: 

At last it’s here! The City of Asheville is pleased to announce an installation ceremony for the Lexington Avenue Art Project.

Join us and the artist Beatrice Coron at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 for the installation ceremony of her metal sculpture titled Lexington Life Column.

The new public artwork will be installed at 65 N. Lexington Ave., a spot adjacent to several retail establishments. Lexington Avenue was chosen because of its designation by the American Planning Association (APA) as one of five great streets on the organization’s 2016 Great Places in America list.

The Asheville Downtown Association Foundation raised $40,000 for the City for this art installation and a call for artists was issued in 2017.

After a competitive process, Coron’s design was selected by a jury team appointed by the City’s Public Art & Cultural Commission. The architectural column is designed to honor Lexington Avenue’s history and highlight its eclectic vibrance.

“To see the culmination of over two years of visioning, support and selection of Beatrice Coron’s work is exciting,” said City Neighborhood and Community Engagement Manager Brenda Mills.

“I am looking forward to providing a unique monument to celebrate the exciting renewal of Lexington Avenue,” said Coron, a New York-based artist. “The 10-foot-high column will be visible from a distance. At close range, pedestrians will appreciate the details.”

Please joins us for this installation! Or swing by 65 N. Lexington Ave. anytime after Sept. 6 to view the sculpture for yourself. For more information, visit the Lexington Avenue Public Art Project webpage.

Find a copy of this press release on Asheville City Source.

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