Citygarden to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary by Adding New Sculptures

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the garden’s opening in 2009, the Gateway Foundation will install three new sculptures on the site this spring and summer.
The installation of the first piece, “Unzip the Earth,” is is complete! It will be a giant zipper made of stainless steel and bricks, created by Floyd Elzinga, a Canadian artist known for work that is often considered playful. It is on the south lawn of the garden near Eighth Street.  “Unzip the Earth” is a temporary installation, so come down and check it out this spring and summer! You can find photos on Twitter @CitygardenSTL or on Instagram
On May 8, Gateway will install another new sculpture on the roof of the café – Kaldi’s Coffee at Citygarden – on the terrace overlooking the waterfall.  Coming up on June 6, Gateway will install a third temporary sculpture not far from the video wall just west of Ninth Street.  Details about those two sculptures will be announced closer to the time of installation.
Also marking the 10th anniversary will be a birthday party on July 1.
The Wednesday lunchtime summer concert series will start on June 5.  Check this page for the full lineup of bands, coming soon.
Did you know? The new sculptures will be the first in the garden since “Big Suit” was installed in 2011 and will temporarily bring the total number of sculptures on the site to 27. 
All of the sculptures are on loan to the City of St. Louis from the Gateway Foundation.


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