City to Acquire Six Button Sculptures
The City Council of Peachtree Corners has approved the acquisition of six Button Art sculptures, created by a nonprofit organization to showcase the county. The six sculptures will be placed throughout the city. The half-dozen sculptures are among 200 that will be placed throughout Gwinnett County. The artist is Lance Campbell.
Button Art, Inc. is a Georgia nonprofit created to further the love of art in Gwinnett County. The project was inspired by Button Gwinnett, the county’s namesake, and the only county bearing the name Gwinnett out of more than 3,000 counties in the U.S. Button Gwinnett was a British-born founding father, a delegate from Georgia to the Continental Congress, and one of the three Georgia signatories on the Declaration of Independence.
“Art in a community has a positive impact by offering a place for creative expression,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “We are pleased to be part of the effort to display these unique art pieces and look forward to the installation of the Button Art.”
The first work will be unveiled on Tuesday, April 21st at Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. The Peachtree Corners sculptures will be installed this spring.
The first location to display a Button Gwinnett art piece will be at one of the entrances to the “Corners Connector, the city’s multi-use trail system. When complete the 11.5-mile Corners Connector trail will wind through Technology Park and connect with offices, restaurants, shopping and neighborhoods.
Through public and private collaborations, while engaging artists of all ages, cultures and media, Button Art, Inc. will manage, create and install 200 original Button Sculptures throughout Gwinnett County. The art project was inspired by Gwinnett County’s 200th birthday celebration.
This is a rendering of one of the six Button Art sculptures to be installed throughout the city. Each are themed depending on the location. This sculpture will be placed on a section of the city's multi-use trail that runs through Technology Park