This could be a welcome addition to an area of the street that has been pretty unsightly for years.
Watt's median art gets welcome
Metal collage of the Arden Arcade area's history was three years in the making.
By Ramon Coronado - Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Thursday, July 26, 2007
Three years in the making, a 600-foot-long median structure that mirrors Arden Arcade history and nature will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Friday.
The work, on Watt Avenue between Butano Drive and El Camino Avenue, includes salmon, city landscapes, sculpted crows and a 15-foot-high palm tree with a stone trunk.
The metal collage of symbols and images of the area's past, present and future was created by local artist Alan Osborne.
The art in the median replaces a rusted, bent chain-link fence. The artwork is part of a multimillion-dollar makeover of Watt Avenue. The dedication will be in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The artwork was approved in 2004 by the county Board of Supervisors as part of an $8 million Watt Avenue beautification project.