Council Bluffs will unveil a new public art piece later this summer

Jul 16, 2014

A 65-foot high steel sculpture by Mark di Suvero will be installed at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs later this summer.

Haymarket Rabbits by Deborah Masuoka

The Iowa West Foundation in conjunction with the City of Council Bluffs put together a Master Art Plan several years ago. 

Pete Tulipana, President and CEO of Iowa West Foundation, says the plan identified several spaces in the community where it was agreed there was the potential to have a piece of public art. 

Tulipana says public art offers big benefits to the community.

"One of the strategic directions the Iowa West Foundation has adopted as part of our recent strategic plan is place making and we believe public art is a critical piece of creating a sense of place in many instances and it also is something that enhances the quality of life of our residents and it can be a tourist attraction to our community."

More information about the public art program and artists featured in the collection is available online at