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Meridian to unveil new public art sculpture at Art Walk

Daniel Borup’s “Out on the Town” sculpture is wrapped and ready to be unveiled at Meridian City Hall and Plaza during Meridian Art Walk.
Daniel Borup’s “Out on the Town” sculpture is wrapped and ready to be unveiled at Meridian City Hall and Plaza during Meridian Art Walk.

Check out the Meridian Arts Commission’s Art Walk on Friday, Sept. 9. The event celebrates the city’s growing arts scene and its newest public art piece, Daniel Borup’s bronze sculpture “Out on the Town.”

During the week, Sunday, Sept. 5, to Friday, Sept. 9, artists were asked to hide artworks in and around downtown Meridian to create an impromptu art installation. If you find a piece, take a picture of it and Tweet it out with the hashtags #meridianartdrop and #meridianarts to become part of the virtual art installation. Then take the piece with you and bring it to the Art Drop Social (find details below).

Here’s a lineup of Meridian Art Walk events

▪  5:30 p.m.: Mayor Tammy de Weerd and artist Daniel E. Borup will unveil his public art sculpture “Out on the Town” at Meridian City Hall Plaza.

▪  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Watch art created right before your eyes at the Chalk Art Competition by young artists from area schools at Idaho Avenue and Main Street in Meridian.

▪  5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Meet artists Liz Flores, Maria V. Garth and Karl Henke of the Pinxit Collective at a reception at Initial Point Gallery on the 3rd floor inside City Hall. Their fine-art photography exhibit “Deux” will be on display through Thursday, Sept. 29.

▪  6:30 p.m.: Become part of the fun at the Art Drop Social in front of City Hall. Bring the art you either dropped or found during Meridian Art Drop Week, and mix and mingle.

5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Meridian City Hall and Plaza, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Free.

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