Washington Pavillion Announces Ground Breaking for Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden

The Washington Pavilion is pleased to announce that the ground breaking for the Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden occurred today at 10a.m. In partnership with the City of Sioux Falls, the Washington Pavilion is remodeling the Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden during spring and summer 2016. The new design expands the Garden's footprint to include the entire northeast corner of the building and integrates features such as a fountain, native South Dakota plants and grasses, as well as an area at the west end for small outdoor performances. Completion of the project is expected by early September 2016, and the new Garden is will be open and accessible to the public throughout the year.

Visual Art Center's Director Kara Dirkson is excited about what the Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden will bring to the City of Sioux Falls. Dirkson shared that, "After the remodel this year, the new sculpture garden will be a small oasis of green space amid the hustle and bustle of downtown. The next steps in its development emphasize the artwork there. We are exploring options for creating site-specific art with regional ties that will draw people into both the garden and the Pavilion in general."

Project Specifics

· Confluence landscape architecture oversaw the design and will oversee construction coordination.

· Dakotaland Sod Farm, Inc. is the General Contractor.

· Design contacts are Chad Kucker and Jon Jacobson at Confluence.



The Washington Pavilion is the region's home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and the Community Learning Center ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to entertain, inspire, educate and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here. For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-7397 or, (toll free) at 1-877-Wash Pav or visit our website at www.washingtonpavilion.org.

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