City welcomes new artwork exhibit downtown with ribbon slicing

ITHACA, N.Y. –– Earlier this month associates from the Metropolis of Ithaca, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and Middle Ithaca welcomed the Over and above Art Pop-Up Interactive, Immersive Art Installation to the Commons with a celebratory ribbon slicing.

Explained by DIA Communications Manager Darlene Wilber as, “an incredibly fun and partaking expertise for all ages that is the perform of a collective of around 20 extremely skilled local artists,” the area attributes reveals this kind of as a 12-foot tall rideable unicorn, an “infinite fluorescent forest,” a place lined in fake fur, primary online video games and consoles, participatory costume, fabric and performance artwork, a traveling UFO, robots, and “much far more.”   

“Beyond has absent further than our anticipations.” Outside of Artwork Co-Creator Doug Shire explained for the duration of the August 13 ceremony. “I’m thrilled with the awesome community artwork collective that has come jointly to build an show that is genuinely magical and exclusive. This exhibit is compared with nearly anything we have at any time observed just before on the Commons. We’re delighted to be open.”