Get ready, Airdrie's about to get a whole lot more artsy!

It was announced at the March 4th city council meeting that Airdrie will be given another piece of public art that will come in the form of a sculpture from the Alberta University of Arts (formerly the Alberta College of Art and Design - ACAD).

City councillor Ron Chapman shares a bit about the sculpture.

"It's an interesting piece, it's quite a big piece. If you remember going through the parkade from the Jubilee to ACAD, it was tucked away in there. It's an interesting piece for sure."

According to Chapman, the art piece was done in 1976.  It is a metal scul[ture that is untitled and was created by Harold Weiss who was a sculpting student at ACAD. 

All artwork donations are brought forward to the Community Services Advisory Board for review and then taken to council for final approval.   

The proposed installation date is September, which would coincide with Alberta Culture Days and will be determined with the help of a community-based committee. 

Over the years, Airdrie has received several pieces of donated art to be displayed in the city.  Previous donations have come from the Airdrie Centennial Committee, the Canada 150 Committee, and Airdrie's sister city of Gwacheon, North Korea to name a few.  More recently a mural from Creative Airdrie was unveiled.  The totem poles at Nose Creek Park continue to be one of the most photographed features in the community.

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