Remember a few months ago, when we suggested that we need some new (and better) public art? The City of Urbana's Public Arts Program just unveiled a new sculpture of ice pops yesterday. It's pretty cute:

October 8th, 2018

New Sculpture ICE POPS Unveiled in the City of Urbana

The Urbana Public Arts Program is excited to invite you to an unveiling and installation celebration for ICE POPS, the newest addition to The Urbana Sculpture Project that will call Boneyard Creek Crossing its home for a period of two years.

Bring the whole family! Activities include a ribbon cutting made possible by the Urbana Business Association, brief artist's talk with sculptor, Craig Gray; and popsicles for purchase from The Pop Stop, Inc! 25 O'Clock Brewing Company will open a little early to join the celebration and will remain open til 7 p.m.

This artwork was generously sponsored by MCDJ (Mike and Connie Hosier and David and Janet Peshkin). The Urbana Sculpture Project is made possible by Urbana Public Arts Program and Commission, the Public Art League, City of Urbana Public Works Department, Champaign County, and generous sponsors who help create a more vibrant city through creativity and artistic innovation. “The Urbana Sculpture Project and sponsors like the Hosiers and Peshkins help make the City of Urbana a fantastic place for public art” said Public Arts Coordinator, Rachel Lauren Storm, “We’re proud to have unique and vibrant sculptures as part of creative place-making efforts.”

For more information, please contact the Public Arts Coordinator at (217) 328-8265 or via email at rlstorm@urbanaillinois.us, or visit www.urbanaartexpo.com. To receive updates on local arts events and opportunities, follow the Urbana Public Arts Program on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or subscribe to the Public Arts e-newsletter.

Photos courtesy of Visit Champaign County