New Public Artwork Installed in Manchester and Delhi

The City of Delhi just installed some new artwork this week.

It’s part of the Byways of Iowa Public Art Initiative, an effort to expand local art experiences and opportunities in byway corridors.

Delhi’s new public artwork was installed in the Delhi City Park. It’s a steel archway that features adults and children participating in water recreation. Those familiar with Delhi will notice local themes such as the Maquoketa Valley logo in one of the children’s t-shirts. The artwork, titled “Jump In”, was created by Mike Seibert, a Delhi artist who passed away last year.

Manchester’s public artwork was installed earlier this year at Manchester’s new Riverfront Park. The piece, called “Three Elements”, was created by artist Cara Briggs of Marion. It depicts images representing sun, water and agriculture – elements that are critical to Manchester’s development and success in the past, present and future.

Manchester’s new public artwork will be dedicated during the Riverfront Park’s grand opening this Sunday at 1 pm. Delhi’s new public artwork will be dedicated during Delhi Daze this Saturday at 4 pm.


photo courtesy of City of Delhi and Janelle Tucker/KMCH