Pradeep Hatcher, Public Information Assistant, No Phone Number Available
Friday, October 23, 2015 at 12:18 p.m.
You may have driven by the Division Street Triangle countless times in the past without noticing it, but it's hard to miss now.
This week, Spokane celebrated the beautification of another important gateway in the city. The Spokane Public Facilities District partnered with the City and others on a project that has been several years in the making.
The triangle on Spokane Falls Boulevard (in front of the Convention Center) features new landscaping and art. The sculpture “Dance of the Redband” is a central feature of the project thanks to help from Spokane Arts. The huge sculpture celebrates Spokane's native and endangered Redband trout. The artist, Ken Spiering, is responsible for a number of iconic pieces of public art including the big Radio Flyer Wagon at Riverfront Park. Like the Division Street Gateway at I-90, the new landscaping and artwork is meant to highlight Spokane's beautiful natural setting, including the region's long and storied connection with the Spokane River.
Also like the gateway at Division Street, which was completed earlier this year, the beautification of the Division Street Triangle is all about impressions. These highly visible and bustling areas of the city are often part of the first impression visitors get when they come to Spokane. That first impression can often leave a lasting one, so these improved gateways are about adding a little shine to these important access points.