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For Immediate Release

September 19, 2022

“The Monument to Peace and Unity” Public Art to be Dedicated September 23


A new piece of public art will be dedicated on Friday, September 23, at 10:30 a.m.  The art is located at the Four Corners intersection of Northwest Boulevard, Government Way, and Fort Grounds Drive.  

“The Monument to Peace and Unity,” as the piece is entitled, was commissioned by the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission and created by artist Ai Qiu Hopen of Humanity Memorial, Inc. The City’s Public Art Ordinance, adopted in June 1999, established funding of public art that provides public visibility and impact.

The new art piece is located at the gateway to downtown Coeur d’Alene, the historic Fort Grounds neighborhood and the Higher Education Campus.  The art was created to be a welcoming to our City, to all people. It demonstrates Coeur d’Alene’s long-standing commitment to the dignity and the worth of every individual and to this community’s commitment to eliminate racism and prejudice.

Parking for the ceremony is available in the City parking lot adjacent to the Carousel and Memorial Field.

For more information, please call Sherrie Badertscher, Arts Commission liaison, at 208-666-5754, or by email to [email protected].