Albany’s public art project at the south entrance to downtown, installed in December 2020, may get some enhancements of the grounds around it before it is formally “unveiled.” But the timing is uncertain.
For weeks the colored lights on Albany’s steel wildflower sculptures had been giving the city fits, in the words of Rick Barnett of the parks department. But now the one light that refused to work before has been fixed.
Changing colored lights are a significant nighttime feature of the four steel sculptures in the grassy area near the Pacific Boulevard off-ramp to Lyon Street in downtown Albany. But lately they’ve not come on.
One of the selling points — to me anyway — of Albany’s public art project was that its colorful lights would brighten our winter nights. But on Friday evening, they were hard to see from more than a few feet away.