Amazingly, a year has passed since our installation and dedication of the first two of three Light Garden sculptures at the Roundabout. This installation is obviously not yet finished, and the empty sculpture base in the Camp Logan Garden is a reminder of work remaining. Fundraising efforts for the third sculpture are ongoing and the community's help towards that goal is greatly needed.
In 1998, a group of private citizens, working closely with the City of Houston, established the Washington on Westcott Roundabout Initiative, Inc. (WOW) as a 501(c)3. Today, the WOW Roundabout is an innovative multi-stage, multi-faceted project which is creating a catalyst for a signature corridor for Houston along the three-mile stretch of Washington Avenue between the Roundabout and the western edge of the Central Business District. This unique attraction celebrates the history of Washington Avenue, provides a walk-able, park-like setting planted with Texas natives, and moves traffic more efficiently than ever with the first modern roundabout in the City.
Counter to most assumptions, this is not a City park project site - all improvements such as lighting, sculptures, plantings, benches, trash receptacles and irrigation were installed and are maintained by WOW, our non-profit, community based organization!
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We now are looking to our friends, neighbors, local business owners and project supporters to help us raise funds for the third unique arboreal sculpture by Houston artist Tim Glover and the final components of this phase of our project. “Light Garden” will complete the dynamic, modern artistic element complementary to the natural beauty of the native gardens. The final sculpture piece will also make the Roundabout memorable unlike any other landmark in the city of Houston.
We simply cannot complete this vision without your support. Please make your tax-deductible donation online today and stay tuned on Facebook. Each donation counts, whether it is $25, $50 $250 or $2500! To learn more about how to support the project and sponsor the sculptures, go to our SUPPORT page.
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