Orlando Planning New Sculptures Around Its Downtown Area
If you ask anyone what structures come to mind when you mention central Florida, Cinderella's Castle or the Epcot Ball are certainly forerunners in the answer. Orlando is looking to bring some of that notoriety within its city limits with plans to add nine large, new sculptures in its downtown area, and they are also looking for ideas from artists worldwide.
A new group called See Art Orlando is hoping to put up nine sculptures within two miles of Orlando's City Hall with four of the nine to be set around Lake Enola. Their budget? $1.5 million, which includes enough money for upkeep after the pieces are installed.
With money coming solely from private investors, See Art Orlando is seeking artists from all over the world to submit their ideas for sculptures that reflect central Florida.
Says Orlando Mayor Buddy Dye:
We love Cinderella's castle and the Epcot ball, but we want something distinctive for downtown Orlando. Things like the love statue in Philadelphia, or the bean in Chicago. We would hope there will be something that everyone can like.