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Posted on: July 28, 2014

[ARCHIVED] New Bike Racks Arrive In Downtown Geneva

Residents may notice a splash of color the next time they lock up your bike at Campbell and Third streets.

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission created the Bike Rack Art program to promote more sculptures throughout the downtown.

The sculpture, "Welcome Rounds," was created by Weston Lambert, who is a professor of glass practice at Tulane University. He is an accomplished sculptor with a significant portfolio that includes exhibiting annually at the SOFA Chicago, the world's foremost fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design. Recently, he was commissioned by the City of Chattanooga to design glass and stone park benches.

The $6,000 Geneva project was funded by the Cultural Arts Commission with the help of a $3,000 donation from Fox Valley Orthopedic. A dedication ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 28.

The intent of the Bike Rack Art program is to purchase and install selected designs on an annual competition basis. This is an ideal opportunity for both emerging and established artists who have a background in three-dimensional media or urban art design to leave their creative mark on Geneva.

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