City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
A public art sculpture will be unveiled at the new Flower Street bike and walking trail. The sculpture marks the trail entry into the City of Santa Ana from the City of Costa Mesa trail on the northeast corner of Flower and Sunflower Streets. The new trail takes bikers, runners, and walkers one-mile north on Flower Street to Alton Street, which will connect to the Santa Ana River Trail system.
On Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10 AM, a sculpture designed by artist Richard Turner will be unveiled at the trailhead. The sculpture will be unveiled and shown to the public for the first time. The art was chosen through a competitive art selection process managed for the City by Arts Orange County. Mr. Turner’s concept was commissioned by the City of Santa Ana because it creatively shows the contributions of the Japanese American farmers in the region and adds to the richness of our common diverse cultural heritage. Mr. Turner’s vision showcases a signature crop that was commonly grown in this area by Japanese-American farmers. The design also symbolizes the beauty and simple legacy style of Japanese gardens. Continue reading