Caerulean Collaborative Design, headed by Gerould Wilhelm and Margot Mazur, was contracted to quide the process of creating the plan for the new park. This multi-faceted group of artists—a landscape architect, a botanist, a plants specialist, and a lighting specialist—were teamed with representatives from the community and the Wilson Center to create a master landscaping plan that will guide and direct ArtsPark planning and its multiple phases of development over the next 10+ years.
Phase I of ArtsPark is poised to immediately change the appearance of the Wilson Center and Mitchell Park with the installation of six sculptures: the inaugural Circle Drive Sculpture—which will welcome all who come to the Center and serve as an introduction to the park—and five others that may be interactive, botanical, or ephemeral works of art. Each sculpture will be selected via a statewide competition that includes input from professional artistic juries and the community.
Subsequent phases will offer expanded programming opportunities—including education, performing and visual arts, community connections, and stewardship and restoration of the environment—allowing Lynn Chappy ArtsPark to increase the outreach of the Wilson Center to the greater region.