A forest of sculptures will be unveiled in Arbor Day’s Hometown on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. in front of the Otoe County Courthouse in downtown Nebraska City, NE. A result of a grass-roots community movement begun in 2010, the Grand Unveiling of An Enchanted Arboretum debuts seventy-two 3-dimensional stylized trees, designed by professional artists and students, 1st graders up to high school age.
The Otoe County Courthouse is located at 1021 Central Avenue in Nebraska City, NE. In case of bad weather the Nebraska City Middle School at 909 1st Corso has been identified as an alternate location for the event. Following the Grand Unveiling, the sculptures will be displayed at temporary locations outdoors and in businesses for the summer throughout Nebraska City until they are auctioned off at a public event in late September 2013. All 6’ sculptures will be permanently installed around the community will plaques noted individual sponsors.
Details about the project including selected artists and photos can be found on the project’s website, on the An Enchanted Arboretum Facebook page, or by contacting Project Coordinator Liz Shea-McCoy at or Tom Farrell.