Leesburg, VA (March 29, 2015) – At the Town Council meeting on February 24, 2015, Middleburg Bank president Gary Shook presented the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts (FOLPA) with a check for $6,500. Middleburg Bank donated the money for a new sculpture garden that will be installed along Harrison Street in Raflo Park.
“We are very pleased to be a part of this project,” said Mr. Shook. “Especially since the new sculpture garden will be located across Harrison Street from our flagship location in Leesburg.”
The proposed sculpture garden will feature six pieces of art, to be selected by the Leesburg Commission on Public Art and the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts, that will be installed for one year. At the end of the year, the sculptures will be available for sale and another six sculptures will be installed.
Through a proffer related to the approval of the Crescent Place development now under construction on Harrison Street across from Raflo Park, Lansdowne Development Corporation will install a walking path and concrete pads for the sculptures. In addition to the installation costs, the Middleburg Bank donation will also fund signage at either end of the sculpture garden.
The Leesburg Commission on Public Art and FOLPA anticipate issuing a call for artist submissions in early 2016, with the opening of the sculpture garden planned for later that year.