New Westminster, BC – The City of New Westminster is set to unveil its newest public art installation titled Floralume on Friday, August 17th at 5:15 pm at the corner of McKenzie and Front Streets along the Mews in Downtown New Westminster. Floralume transforms the emergency staircase outside Old Crow Coffee on Front Street into an interactive sculpture that consists of reclaimed street lamps that produce soft light and sound when touched.
“The addition of this piece in our downtown is a capstone to our plans to revitalize Front Street,” said Mayor Jonathan X. Coté. “ This innovative and imaginative artwork helps create a vibrant, fun and engaging space for the community to come together and enjoy their city.”
After a public call for artists, Monkey C Interactive were chosen. Their mission is to bring people together in public spaces by creating conversation and creating a shared sense of community.
"Historic Front Street has undergone a significant upgrade over the past few years and the Downtown New West BIA has been proud to activate the Front Street Mews through our Fridays on Front event series,” said Kendra Johnston, Executive Director of the Downtown BIA. “The placemaking efforts by the City have been stellar and we're beyond excited about their newest addition with the visionary Floralume piece.”
The public is invited to witness the Floralume unveiling, which will coincide with the Fridays on Front event.
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