Design selection by the Public Art Advisory Board was approved by the City Commission last month for a large-scale sculpture that will be installed at the new I-4 Ultimate on-ramp in Winter Park.

The winning company, RLF Architects (Website), was awarded a $150,000 budget to install at the northeastern corner of West Fairbanks and I-4. Upkeep is up to the City of Winter Park though and they’re still coming up with how that’ll work once it’s installed.

The installation will feature a long row of interconnected, multi-colored 18-foot poles along Fairbanks Avenue just west of Skycraft’s original location, leading up to the interstate.

The initiative is part of the I-4 Ultimate Art Endowment Program, funded by the I-4 Mobility Partners to the tune of $1.5 million. Six cities along the 21-mile stretch of the I-4 Ultimate corridor are responsible for choosing a winning design to be installed on their portion of the interstate. Winter Park launched its search in October 2019, which we told you about HERE. We wanted a life-size Godzilla statue but a giant game of rainbow pick-up sticks is good too.

The installation should be in place by the end of the year.

Brendan O'Connor

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  1. Don’t jump to conclusions or get all excited over a spectrum of colors. The “community” doesn’t own the rights to rainbows…lol…straight community has also loved rainbows for as long as there has been light and rain! I think it will be cool.

  2. The use of rainbow in central Florida is overwhelming and had become cliche. They are building an iconic memorial, stop these cheap afterthoughts already. I am a member of the LGBT community and the obnoxious random use of pride rainbow has become an embarrassment in central Florida.