Sandy Springs is getting some new public art, thanks to a donation from the Riverside West Garden Club.

Sandy Springs to unveil new public art sculpture

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Riverside West Garden Club’s founding, Sandy Springs is getting some new art.

The club is donating a public art sculpture to the city of Sandy Springs. It will be unveiled at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at Marsh Creek Rain Garden Park, located at 100 Johnson Ferry Road.

The art to be unveiled is called “The Heron and Daffodil.” It is a wrought iron sculpture.

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The sculpture was created by Andrew Crawford, who grew up in the Riverside West neighborhood. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and his work has been featured around Georgia. He made the marquee sign for Superica Restaurant, the bell tower at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, the tree house in the Atlanta Botanical Children’s Garden and the Wynne Memorial Arch at Skyland Trail.

For those who want to attend, parking is limited the city said. Residents who live nearby are encouraged to walk.

The Riverside West Garden Club was organized Feb. 21, 1968, to encourage interest in all phases of home gardening and to promote horticultural practices, civic beauty and conservation of natural resources.

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