Members of the Warehouse Block Business Association and the Lexington Corridors Commission will unveil a new sculpture at a news conference to be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 26. The news conference will be held on a new walking path behind Locals’ Restaurant at 701 National Ave. The path is the permanent home of the “Cubes,” three multi-sided sculptures.
“Congratulations to the Corridors Commission and the Warehouse Block,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. “The Warehouse Block is an exciting, growing area downtown. Public art is a good addition to the area.”
Participants in the news conference include Councilmember Bill Farmer, chair of the Corridors Commission, which partially funded the sculpture project, which also included the walkway and landscaping, and Chad T. Walker, representing Walker Properties, a Warehouse block businessman. The Warehouse block includes Walton, National and North Ashland avenues near downtown.
“The Corridors Commission thrives on partnerships and the one we have with the Warehouse Block will give both Midland Avenue and Winchester road excitement with this public art installation,” Farmer said.
Ryan Hargrove, a University of Kentucky Landscape Architecture professor, designer of the “Cubes,” will be on hand to discuss the sculpture. A reception will follow the news conference.
On Saturday, July 27, the block will show off the new sculpture at its sixth Block Party, which features local artists, food trucks, businesses and non-profit organizations set up along National Avenue. Music will fill the street with three bands scheduled to perform at Mirror Twin Brewing Stage: Type Blue Band, Hi-5 and the StarDevils. The event is family friendly and open to the public.