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New set of sculptures to honor industries that make up Northeast Michigan

Alpena- More sculptures are coming to the Alpena Bi-Path along with Washington Park. Last October, Global Awareness and the Departure of the Great Blue Herons were put up.

The theme for the new set of sculptures will look to commemorate industries that helped build up the region, including fishing, hunting, lumbering, concrete technology, tourism, healthcare, and education. Five limestone pillars will be raised, each acting as a canvas projecting an image or piece of art that honors the industry. A sixth pillar will be put up at Washington Park along the Thunder Bay River. The pillars of limestone will be 8 to 10 feet tall. The project is estimated to cost $60,000. For Sculpture Committee Leader Tim Kuehnlein, he’s looking for local artists or artists who hail from Michigan to lay their vision out. The project is expected to be complete by October.