Three new sculptures have been added to the Cleveland Street District.
They are the latest edition of city’s Sculpture 360 program, which is a rotating display of art that changes each year on Cleveland Street.
Business owners like Clayton Irwin, who owns the Lucky Anchor Irish Pub, say the artwork helps bring in customers and gives them a pleasant atmosphere.
“They really make a difference on the main strip here. I think they look really, really good,” Irwin said.
The sculpture in front of his business is called Influx. It was created by local artist Ceclia Lueza, who designed it just for Clearwater.
“I’ve been noticing a lot of foot traffic by it. A lot of people taking pictures next to it,” Irwin said.
Clearwater spokesman Jason Beisel says the rotating art gives the area a unique look that gives visitors something to look at and talk about.
“About every year and a half or so, the city puts out a call for artists to get their ideas for what artwork they want to replace it with,” Beisel said. “This is the 8th season for this exhibit.”
The three artists of these sculptures are all from the Tampa Bay area. Marlene Rose designed “Eternity Relic” and Gus and Lina Ocamposilva designed “Dancer of the Wind.”
The sculptures will be on display until December 2018.
Bay News September 3, 2017