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Giant Glass Marbles Part of New Downtown Art Exhibit

July 27, 2012 11:42 AM | News

Artist Erica Swendrowski poses next to one of her giant glass marbles as part of a new downtown art exhibit titled, ‘Marbles on Portage,’ Friday, July 27, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Marbles on Portage (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

A new public art exhibit made up of 20 giant marbles is being installed on a downtown Winnipeg sidewalk today.

“Marbles on Portage,” created by artist Erica Swendrowski, is a joint effort by the Winnipeg Arts Council Public Art Program and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

The three-foot and 4’6″ glass marbles will create an atmosphere of imaginative possibilities day and night all year-round, according to the Downtown BIZ.

They will be located on Portage Avenue between Carlton Street and Hargrave Street.

The official launch of the art piece will be Tuesday, July 31 at noon at Air Canada Park.