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La Crosse sculpture expected to stay in place until May, city taking bids to refurbish

Brad Williams

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The metal sculpture in the Pump House parking lot won’t be moved until at least the middle of May, if it’s moved at all. 

The La Crosse arts board has been told that 90 days notice is legally required before the ‘Dancers’ sculpture can be taken off its concrete pedestal. 

The Pump House has asked to have the art work relocated, partly to free up more parking space, and exhibit space during the ‘Artspire’ festival in June.

Recent University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduate Ashley Dechant offered to refurbish the sculpture for $1,200 but the arts board may legally have to advertise for more offers. 

The metal ‘Dancers’ sculpture is high on a list of public works of art in La Crosse that need maintenance, or at least a new coat of paint. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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