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Suwanee seeking donors for exhibit

SUWANEE -- The city of Suwanee is seeking corporate sponsors and individual donors to help fund an outdoor sculpture exhibit.

Coordinated through the Suwanee Arts Partnership volunteer organization, the city's fundraising effort would make possible the year-round exhibit, called Suwanee SculpTour, modeled after a similar program in Columbus.

Officials said the exhibit will feature between 15 and 25 various sculptures -- dependent upon financial support, since no city funds will be used -- to be displayed throughout downtown. The loaners would ideally be swapped out each year for different ones.

Economic and Community Development Director Denise Brinson said the exhibit will enhance Suwanee's quality of life in a creative way.

"Vibrant, thriving communities across the country all have one thing in common," Brinson said. "A commitment to public art. We believe that by making a similar commitment, we can help make Suwanee -- already a great place to live -- a truly world-class community. But we're going to need some help from corporate sponsors and individuals to get there."

City spokeswoman Lynne DeWilde said the city hopes to launch the exhibit by summer.

For more information on the program or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits, call Brinson at 770-945-8996 or e-mail her at denise@suwanee.com.