Branching Out: Enchanted Arboretum combines art, nature
May 16 by Lied Lodge Blog in Arbor Day, Art, Enchanted Arboretum, General, Nebraska City, Trees tagged Arbor Day Farm, Enchanted Arboretum, Lied Lodge, Nebraska City, public art, sculpture, trees with no comments
*Editor’s Note: this blog post has been updated since its original posting, including the revised map of tree sculpture locations in Nebraska City.
Nebraska City is known for being the home of Arbor Day, the tree planter’s holiday. And now, it’s known for bringing tree-themed sculptures to the streets in a public art project called “An Enchanted Arboretum.”
A total of 71 poly-resin tree sculptures have been placed at various points around town for the summer, letting the locals and tourists alike enjoy their whimsical beauty.
All the trees will be displayed in Nebraska City until late September 2013. The six-foot trees done by professional artists and high school students will be mounted on concrete bases and set into the ground in public outdoor places. The rest of the trees, all four feet tall and designed by students, will be displayed at various businesses throughout the community.
Here at Arbor Day Farm and Lied Lodge, we’re honored to be the temporary summer home for four different sculptures in the public art project: one in the Lied Lodge lobby, one out front of Lied Lodge’s main entrance, one at the Apple House Market, and another near the sidewalk at the Tree Adventure.
Wondering where else to find the sculptures? Download and print the UPDATED Enchanted Arboretum community map and take an art-filled walk.
We invite you to visit Nebraska City this summer and enjoy these works of art!
Find more photos, maps, and other information online at http://www.enchantedarboretum.com