Sallisaw Main Street unveiled their first public art project Monday, July 16, on the Stanley Tubbs Library lawn. The unveiling of the 14 Flags horse is the first art project for the civic organization.
The project began about a year ago as a plan to promote art in both the downtown and outlying areas of Sallisaw. After discussion, it was decided that the horse was indicative of the history of Sallisaw and would be appropriate for any site in the Sallisaw area. Main Street worked with the EAST program at Indian Capital Technology Center to develop a design for the horse. Students presented their designs and the one selected was designed by Colt Wright, a students from Gans. Bennie Kiger was the artist who brought the design to life. Mr. Kiger is a talented artist with years of experience. Dave Smith of Dave Smith and Sons Autobody provided the clear coat. Bill Baker commissioned the pad for the exhibit and City of Sallisaw employees moved the horse from location to location.
Sallisaw Main Street hopes to continue the art project with more horses placed strategically throughout Sallisaw. More information on how to participate in the project may be found on their website at the link below.