Bainbridge Island officials are considering buying “Hand in Hand,” a sculpture by Will Robinson that was installed last year in Waterfront Park as part of the city’s Something New art program.
If approved by the city council, the city will pay $13,000 for the sculpture and keep it in place at the entrance to Waterfront Park by the community center.
The artwork was one of three installed by the city last year.
The purchase is being recommended by the Public Art Committee, a subcommittee of the Arts and Humanities Bainbridge board of directors.
According to the committee, the shape and scale of the artwork is perfect for Waterfront Park. The committee noted the art is a “wonderful stand-alone piece and/or introduction to a future sculpture garden” in the city park.
If purchased, the piece would become part of the city’s permanent public art portfolio.
The city council is expected to talk about the art purchase at its meeting this week at city hall.
The Bainbridge council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 in council chambers at Bainbridge Island City Hall. A closed-to-the-public executive session is planned at the start of the meeting, and the public portion of the meeting is not expected to begin until 6:45 p.m.