Main Street raising funds for ‘Otter-ly Amazing’ project

by | Oct 20, 2021 | Main Street News

Fredericksburg VA Main Street is raising funds to install multiple art installations in Downtown Fredericksburg featuring bronze sculptures of river otters.

Main Street is calling it the “Otter-ly Amazing Public Art Project.” It’s patterned after similar programs including a well-known one featuring bronze mice in Greenville, S.C.

The art installations will include bronze river otters positioned around Downtown. Main Street hopes to raise enough money for five large otters and six baby otters. Steven and Stewart Wegner — local artists and owners of The Foundry, Wegner Metal Arts — are the creators of the otters. River otters were chosen for the program because they are a sign of a healthy river, are lovable-looking creatures and more.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Generate movement between Riverfront Park and the Downtown Business District
  • Provide a fun family activity that is appropriate for all ages and during all times of the year
  • Help inform residents and tourists about the attributes of the Rappahannock River

Click here to donate funds toward the project. Below is a video explaining the program:

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