“Start Where You Are” Sculpture Dedication Oct. 13

The Decatur Arts Alliance in cooperation with the Decatur City Commission invites the community to the dedication of the “Start Where You Are” sculpture on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. on the lawn next to the Administration Building at Legacy Park, S. 500 Columbia Drive.

The event includes an artist talk along with cookies, lemonade, and a toast to Peggy. It will be held inside in the event of rain.

The Arts Alliance commissioned Corrina Sephora Mensoff to create a sculpture in honor of Peggy Merriss who retired in December, 2018 after serving as City Manager of Decatur for 25 years and working for Decatur for 35 years. Peggy’s ongoing commitment to public art was one of the many hallmarks of her career.

The metal sculpture entitled “Start Where You Are” is the first piece to be placed in the proposed sculpture garden at Legacy Park.

The Arts Alliance created the Peggy Public Art Fund to collect donations from the community including residents, business owners, and organizations to purchase the sculpture. If you would like to contribute to the Public Art Fund click here. For more information contact Angie Macon, angie@decaturartsalliance.org.

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