SATURDAY NIGHT - AN EVENT TO BRING A NEW ART PIECE TO SAN ANGELO WAS INTRODUCED TO THE GUESTS OF THE EVENT.... THEY WERE TREATED WITH AN EIGHT-COURSE MEAL - AND A SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION.
I TOOK A LOOK INTO THE EVENT - AND WHAT EXACTLY WAS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS HISTORICAL BRIDGE...
<<"YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS ALONG THE CONCHO RIVER - AND LAST NIGHT - ART IN UNCOMMON PLACES CELEBRATED A NEW COMMUNITY PARTICIPATORY PIECE.
Sue Rainey / Co-Founder, Art in Uncommon Places :09
"The event going on tonight is to raise awareness and funds for our non-profit in order to create more art for the public."
THE LOVE SCULPTURE GIFT WAS HELD LAST NIGHT AT THE LONE WOLF BRIDGE TO UNVEIL "FOREVER LOVE"- A SCULPTURE THAT THE CO-FOUNDER OF ART IN UNCOMMON PLACES WAS INSPIRED TO RECREATE AFTER SHE SAW SOMETHING SIMILAR IN A NOT SO COMMON PLACE.
Julie Raymond / Co-Founder, Art in Uncommon Places
"I travel and when I did, I've seen this. My niece was married in Cologne, Germany and they have a locks of love bridge and I thought, hmm, San Angelo has a great historical bridge of Lone Wolf Bridge."
AND HISTORICAL IT IS... THE LONE WOLF BRIDGE IS THE OLDEST IN SAN ANGELO - AND THE OLDEST TEX DOT BRIDGE IN TEXAS... EARNING THE RIGHT TO HAVE SOME NOTORIETY.
SOT: Julie Raymond / Co-Founder, Art in Uncommon Places
<<"We needed to honor it and what better way than the Forever Love Sculpture?">>
BUT HOW DOES IT WORK EXACTLY...? AT LAST NIGHT'S EVENT - PAD LOCKS WERE BEING SOLD AND ENGRAVED TO ATTENDEES - AND SOON - THE BRIDGE WILL BE FULL OF HEART-FELT THOUGHTS - PUT TOGETHER BY THE PUBLIC.
Sue Rainey / Co-Founder, Art in Uncommon Places
<<Anyone can come by and put a lock on to show their love for a current loved one, someone who has passed...it's done in many cities across the world and so we just wanted to start the tradition here.">>
THE EVENT THAT TOOK NEARLY SIX MONTHS AND SIXTY VOLUNTEERS TO BRING TOGETHER WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE FOREVER LOVE SCULPTURE - A WORK OF ART THAT WILL BE CREATED BY THE HANDS AND HEARTS OF ALL WHO COME ACROSS IT.
<<"Now that this is a pedestrian bridge, everyone that comes by can admire it and find their lock again and add another lock anytime they want.">>
TO SUPPORT THE FOREVER LOVE EFFORT - YOU CAN PURCHASE A PAD LOCK AT MR. T'S DELI - WHO WILL ENGRAVE YOUR MESSAGE AND RETURN YOUR PAD LOCK SO YOU CAN FIND THE PERFECT SPOT FOR YOUR LOCK OF LOVE.