Holidays are a time where people come together to celebrate and cherish each other’s company. Public art is a form of artistic expression that also brings people together, but is there a way you can combine the jolly of the holidays and the beauty of art? We sure think so.
At EG Structural, we believe art brings people together. A well-designed piece can bring out what is truly unique about your community and generate a lot of interest from enthusiasts from out of town. Don’t believe us? Read our article below and learn how public art can elevate your holiday experience.
What Exactly is Public Art?
Public art is an incredible economic innovator that generates excitement towards one’s community. It encompasses a wide variety of creative expressions that bring people together through dazzling construction and detail. It plays a very important role in bringing a community together by attracting them towards its specific location.
That is why you often see public art installations in places like parks, common buildings, residential areas, and retail properties. It attracts people to these areas to promote greater engagement in the areas they’re located in.
Public Art Creates a Sense of Place and Belonging
One of the most important aspects of the holidays is feeling connected with those around you. Art installations have the power to do just that by instilling a sense of wonder and belonging across the community. It acts as a landmark for people looking to experience something beautiful around the holidays to get in the spirit or elevate their holiday experience.
How Does Public Art Correlate With the Holidays?
Remember those times your parents brought you to a tree lighting ceremony or some sort of festival of lights? That’s a community unifier. Public art can play a significant role in enhancing these holiday events by allowing creative minds to develop exciting concepts.
Probably the most apparent example is how artists are reimagining the Christmas tree. Some examples include:
- A tree comprised of nearly 5,000 wooden logs
- A tree in Switzerland that’s lit by LED lights whenever a passerby hits a button to make a wish
- One made entirely of 2,000 disposable bags to create an 18’ tall tree
- In 2007, Madrid residents were wowed by a Pac-Man tree, which was adorned with the game’s board, ghosts, and circular hero
EG Structural Believes Art Brings People Together
EG Structural develops public art installations that embody a community and attract individuals to the landmark. Moreover, our work will grab the attention of out-of-towners and generate a new source of tourism dollars. We have a passion for public art, and fully believe it can set your city apart from the rest. Contact EG Structural today to learn how our founder and artist, Eric Garcia can help beautify your city.