Ideas Wanted for Manchester and Delhi Public Artwork Pieces

A one-of-a-kind piece of public artwork will be going up near the Manchester Whitewater Park, but your opinion is wanted on what that artwork should be.

The City of Manchester and the Delaware Crossing Scenic Byway are hosting a brainstorming session tonight and the public is invited.

That’s Mallory Marlatt, Delaware Crossing Scenic Byway Coordinator. She says this piece of public artwork is pretty special because Manchester is one of only a few communities in Iowa who have been given this opportunity.

The project is estimated to cost about ten thousand dollars, with Delaware County resident Ed Geers already donating five thousand dollars to the cause. Officials hope to have it completed next year. If you’d like to give your input on the artwork, stop at tonight’s brainstorming session, taking place from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Manchester Fire Station.

Delhi has also been chosen for a Byway public art piece, which Geers has also donated five thousand dollars towards. They will also hold a brainstorming session for the public this Saturday at 10 am at Delhi City Hall.