The Soleri Bridge Plaza was transformed for one day into a surreal park featuring White Amur, the fish used to clean the canal by the plaza. Artificial turf, balloon trees, picnic blankets, a DJ playing bubbly lounge music, and three large fishtanks created an environment where visitors were able to share a meal in the company of their finned friends. People were invited to bring a picnic basket, buy a boxed lunch from a nearby restaurant, or take a free orange and from the welcome booth. Historian Marshall Shore and Salt River Project biologist Brian Moorhead were on hand to help visitors understand the use of the fish in the Valley’s canal system.
Date: March 25, 2012
Soleri Bridge Plaza,
Scottsdale Public Art
Temporary art environment and event featuring live White Amur