Group to unveil new Belfast street art

Posted June 07, 2009, at 10:24 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — Waterfall Arts is organizing the ECo-Motion street art project, a grass-roots effort by individuals who contribute time, energy and money to create the outdoor exhibits.

Recognizing the artistic and economic value and potential of the project for the community, Waterfall Arts gave it a new name, ECo-Motion, to underscore the project’s emphasis on using recycled materials, while promoting environmental sustainability and physical activity.

This summer four new interactive sculptures will be placed in downtown Belfast along with earlier installations including Cy Klausmeyer’s flying tricycle Ornithopter and his fish bike Icthyopter.

The financial support of the city of Belfast, Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and the Belfast Downtown Business Group was key in making the new installations a reality this year.

The new sculptures will be unveiled at noon Saturday, June 20. A celebration and recognition for the artists will be held on the Main Street green near County Copy. In cooperation with the city’s energy and climate committee, everyone is encouraged to make June 20 “Leave Your Car at Home Day” and to bike, walk, roller skate or skateboard to the downtown. For information or to volunteer at the event, call Waterfall Arts at 338-2222 or visit waterfallarts.org or belfastecomotion.org.

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