July 24, 2016

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Medina is set to launch public art initiatve

Bees for “What’s the Buzz” are being readied for Saturday’s launch of the public art project. (COURTESY PHOTO)

“What’s the Buzz” Medina is a public art initiative celebrating Medina pride and promoting the community.

The project is in cooperation with the Medina City Schools, the Medina City Schools Foundation, the City of Medina and Main Street Medina.

A public launch of the project will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Root Candle Co., 623 W. Liberty St. The launch will feature 10 of the iconic “Battling Bee” sculptures designed and painted by professional and student artists. The bees are custom 3D fabrications.

Residents are encouraged to pick up passports at the community launch. Passport Days are Saturday, Aug. 24, Sept. 14 and Oct. 5. The passports will indicate the dates and times that each sponsoring organization’s bee can be viewed. Once a passport is complete, it can be dropped off at designated locations. All completed passports will be entered into a Medina basket with a minimum value of $300.

Passport Days will include activities and school tours.

Passports also will be available at the International Festival on Medina’s Public Square on Aug. 24, at the Farmer’s Market on the square Sept. 14 and all Stop ’n Go locations.

This public art project is sponsored by Medina Hospital and Root Candles and Bee Culture Magazine. Many other community businesses and organizations are sponsoring bees. For more information, call (330) 636-3012.

— from staff reports

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