Umbrella artwork set up debuts in downtown Bangor

Employees in downtown Bangor had practically accomplished the method of putting in a semi-permanent piece of public artwork that includes colourful umbrellas as of Wednesday afternoon.

The Umbrella Sky Venture, impressed by related items of public artwork in cities and cities all around the world, is now hanging above Cross Avenue, the brief road connecting Important and Columbia streets in downtown Bangor.

The challenge, a collaboration between the Downtown Bangor Partnership and sponsor Northern Gentle Jap Maine Medical Heart, options a number of multi-colored umbrellas hanging on wires stretched throughout the buildings on the road. It not solely offers an “Instagrammable” backdrop for pictures, Downtown Bangor Partnership director Betsy Lundy stated, it additionally will present shade on sizzling summer time days.

“It provides to the whimsy of the world,” Lundy stated.

The wires holding the umbrellas will keep up year-round, however the umbrellas themselves will come down earlier than the snow flies, and might be put again up within the spring.

Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, masking enterprise, the humanities, eating places and the tradition and historical past of the Bangor area.
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