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Wishing Well public art

Wishing Well public artwork relocation

This public artwork is being moved to a new location for 2022.

We are working on a plan to relocate the beloved and iconic public art piece titled Wishing Well to a new location in Calgary.

The Wishing Well was originally installed at the Genesis Centre in the city’s northeast in 2012. Due to safety concerns the sculpture was removed in 2014. Since then, we’ve been working with engineers and scientists to conduct reflectance studies and outline design requirements for a suitable new location. Expected installation is 2022.

About the artwork

Wishing Well is made of stainless steel and weighs 2200 kilograms. It is 3.88 metres tall, 5.36 metres wide and 4 metres deep. Visitors can interact with the sculpture by walking into and around it, adding to the experience of a public space.

Value for investment

The original public art budget for the piece was $700,000. It included artwork design, fabrication, engineering, install and contingencies.

We are partnering with a local company to make sure relocating Wishing Well will have no further cost to the taxpayer.

It's important to find a new location for this artwork so Calgarians can continue enjoying its beauty, intrigue and interactive nature in a new, safe location.

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