Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

Echelman Sculpture to Rise Sunday Over Greenway; Street Closures

The Janet Echelman aerial net LED sculpture will rise 365 feet in the air this Sunday morning, May 3rd over the Rose Kennedy Greenway in the Fort Channel Parks, across from the Intercontinental Hotel between Congress and Pearl Streets.

The public is invited to watch the process starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday with a brief tour and talk at 10 a.m by Charlie McCable, Programs Director.

Street closures will begin at 3 a.m. on Sunday, May 3rd and could last through 9 p.m. The roads along Atlantic Avenue and Purchase Street will be closed during the installation so the cranes can connect the sculpture to the surrounding buildings. Exit 23 on I-93 South will also be closed.

A formal opening celebration is scheduled for May 11th, 7pm under the sculpture with Mayor Marty Walsh. WBZ-TV has made the short promo video above. For more information about the project, see 10 Things to Know About the Echelman Sculpture on the Greenway.

Details on street closures for Sunday May 3rd can be found below: