July 31, 2014
A sizable crowd gathered Thursday, July 31, in Cumberland Square Park to witness the unveiling of AiPP's first commissioned, permanent sculpture to be placed in Downtown Bristol.
"Take the Stage" by Bristol sculptor Val Lyle was AiPP's first permanent commissioned sculpture to be installed in downtown Bristol. Inspired by the musical heritage of our region, this interactive cast bronze piece features life size figures of male and female musicians playing guitar and fiddle, respectively. A microphone stands between the two figures, with footprints placed in the granite to invite viewers to become part of the work – to "take the stage."