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May 26, 2013

Mobiles on display at Hardy Parking Deck

TRAVERSE CITY — You know art is on the move in Traverse City when artists transform car hoods into art for two towering metal mobiles to be hung in the three-story Hardy Parking Deck.

The Downtown Traverse City Association dedicated the mobiles – one 50-foot and the other one deck less -- in the north and south staircases.

The public art project involved many groups. The Bill Marsh auto dealership donated the old car hoods through Goodwill Industries Reinvention Convention campaign last year.

Local artists Irene Cotter, Royce Deans, Del Michel, Charles Murphy and Rufus Snoddy, plus the Traverse City West Middle School Project Greenagers, painted them during last year’s art walk.

Money to pay the artists and installation costs came from the Downtown Traverse City Association Public Art Fund, created by the sale of $5 wine glasses at each art walk over the past eight years.

Artcenter Traverse City, a local arts nonprofit, helps promote the project and installation. The reinvented car hood mobiles and Downtown Art Walk are part of a bigger picture.

Read more about Artcenter Traverse City’s public online survey, search for a home and promotion of the arts in northwest Lower Michigan in today’s Northern Living section.

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