Avenue Concept

Hope Street Spring Block Party — Postponed

[Update: Event has been postponed to August 6 due to weather.] The Hope Street Merchants are throwing a block party this Saturday with live music and performances, restaurants, beers, cocktails, food trucks, makers, artists, and more. The music has been programmed by the good folks over at Askew. Here’s the schedule for what is being […]

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‘Morphous’ Downtown

This double-headed bronze and steel sculpture has been casting her somewhat dismissive gaze upon the passing parade since last November. From The Avenue Concept: Lionel Smit’s “Morphous” is an exploration of hybrid identity and its ever-changing nature within South Africa’s social landscape. This particular piece evokes a question of time, of past and future, and

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New Selfie Wall At Fox Point Elementary

There is certainly no shortage of fox imagery in the Wickenden Street area and insect metamorphosis is really the perfect metaphor for the transition humans make in elementary school. (I worked very hard to avoid the word “journey” in that sentence.) With the help of public art nonprofit The Avenue Concept and their signature Montana

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‘Behind The Sculptures’ At Chace Center

(2.28) Since its inception, The Avenue Concept (TAC), a privately administered public art program, has been commissioning local and regional artists for the purpose of creating public art encounters. These sculptures, murals, and installations are dotted around the downtown area at stoplights, medians, and on the sides of buildings. TAC will be hosting a reception

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‘Colossal Fragment’ Appears Downtown

Hey buddy, that light’s not getting any greener. The latest public installation from The Avenue Concept — part of their Influx 2017 program — may be a real traffic-stopper. Colossal Fragment is the work of Lionel Smit, a South African artist known for his monumental portraiture executed through large canvasses and bronze deconstructions. This fragment

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