Canoe Art

. May 29, 2015.

Get ready for a canoe-themed public art installation on the Huron River in Ann Arbor. The Canoe Imagine Art Project reuses old canoes, resurrecting them as pieces of art. A vote was cast to decide on the permanent structure at Broadway Park, and the winner was the piece “Turbine,” which pays homage the historical significance of hydroelectricity generated by the river. Many of the runner-up art pieces, made by various individuals or teams, will have their art displayed temporarily, for the month of June. The pieces recreate natural themes. Canoes easily recreate shapes like flower petals, sun rays, and feathers, and will be placed along the Huron River, at Gallup, Island, and Bandemer Parks.