GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — By the end of this year the roundabout at Redland Parkway and Broadway will have a new art installation featuring big horn sheep.
The idea from the installation came in 2020 when The Arts and Culture Commission and Grand Junction Parks and Rec held a public meeting. Over 110 people attended and choose big horn sheep as the theme for the roundabout.
Local artist Pavina Justinian was the person chosen for the job by the commission.
Parks and Recreation director Ken Sherbenou said Justinian was selected “based on her experience and her proposed design.”
The plan is to have four big horn sheep in total; two interlocking horns in battle and a lamb sitting on top of an ewe.
But there could be a 5th sheep added.
City officials have allocated $100k for the four sheep, but the 5th sheep requires support from the public.
“Grand Valley Parks and Recreation has been working with the Arts and Culture Commission on some fund raising to provide [the 5th sheep],” said Sherbenou.
Regardless of if that 5th sheep is fundraised the already funded portion will be completed and installed by the end of the year.