By the end of next month, one big piece of public art in La Crosse could have a new home.
The city arts board and the director of parks discussed ideas for relocating the metal sculpture, named Lyra, from its current spot in Burns Park to the municipal boat harbor on the Mississippi River.
Parks and rec. director Jay Odegaard said the 16-foot-high artwork could be used to guide travelers coming to La Crosse, “because boaters want to see something that’s kind of a landmark, to know that’s where we’re going.”
Neighbors of Burns Park also support the idea of moving Lyra, so they can have more room in the park on Main Street for other activities.
The metal piece also would be repainted from brown to its original blue, under the relocation plan.
Odegaard said the move could be completed in August.
Lyra was originally displayed at Valley View Mall before being placed in Burns Park.