One of the instruments found at the Indian Creek Musical Art Park
The City of Caldwell, in partnership with Destination Caldwell has been awarded $50,000 from Together Treasure Valley for creation of the Indian Creek Musical Art Park. Together Treasure Valley unites local businesses in their mission to do good in our community and to celebrate what a great place the Treasure Valley is to live and work.
The musical art part is located strategically in the core of Caldwell's city center between two downtown destinations -- Indian Creek Park and Indian Creek Plaza. The selected location is near the popular Indian Creek footbridge at Arthur & 7th Avenue, the heart of Caldwell's Winter Wonderland. The best parking is at the Treasure Valley Community College or near the Train Depot which is only a block away.
The design of Indian Creek Musical Art Park includes interactive musical instruments that maintain authentic, pleasing tones through decades of extensive play and exposure to nature. All instruments are working art sculptures designed as true percussion instruments which will enhance Indian Creek's beautiful urban outdoor setting and create a full sensory experience for children and adults. It also features public art created by designer Danny Jones with Original Ironworks.
Press Release :
GRAND OPENING OF INDIAN CREEK MUSICAL ART PARK
Harmonic melodies and joyful voices resonated in downtown Caldwell as 50 third graders from Lincoln Elementary and College of Idaho percussionists and musicians played on outdoor instruments for the grand opening of the Indian Creek Musical Art Park on April 30th, amongst dignitaries and community members who gathered to celebrate the first of many ribbon cuttings as part of the revitalization of downtown Caldwell and Indian Creek Plaza.
The musical art park, featuring six interactive outdoor percussion instruments by Freenotes Harmony Park and sculptured art pieces, most especially a 16 ft metal feather designed by Danny Jones of Original Ironworks, was made possible by $50,000 from Together Treasure Valley. Additional support was received from Idaho Commission on the Arts, City of Caldwell, Destination Caldwell, and Pacific Steel.
The park landscape honors local geological features, with boulders recovered from Indian Creek to build the retaining wall, to the melon gravel from Celebration Park which were donated and relocated as park accents. Landscape architect, Christopher Hawkins of The Land Group, LLC, donated his time and expertise with the designing of the musical park and coordinated the installation of the retaining wall, which was an Eagle Scout project by Gabriel Babbel, assisted by members of Scout Troop #520.
In attendance at the grand opening alongside Mayor Garret Nancolas, were Keri Smith-Sigman (City of Caldwell), Kelli Jenkins (Destination Caldwell), Rebecca Poynter and Scott Madison from Together Treasure Valley, Michael Faison, executive director of Idaho Commission on the Arts along with Juta Geurtsen and Jocelyn Robertson, Danny Jones, Christopher Hawkins, Gabriel Babbel, members of the Caldwell City Council, members of the City of Caldwell and Destination Caldwell, with the ribbon cutting by Destination Caldwell’s music and art consultant, Jayne Arbon.
Michael Faison, executive director of ICA, felt that the park represented every aspect of culture, music, art, history and community.
The park is now open to the public for all to create beautiful sensory experiences for decades to come, honoring the mission of Together Treasure Valley, which supports meaningful projects that have lasting impact in our communities.