A new piece of public art celebrating the Iowa City Farmers Market has been added to the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp, 415 E. Washington St.
The artwork was created by local artist Sara Montgomery and was installed Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. It serves as a symbol marking the location where the Farmers Market operates every Wednesday and Saturday from May to October each year.
The work includes a central Farmers Market design that rests above the north-facing entrance of the ramp, featuring items that can be found at the market: tomatoes, corn, bread, flowers, coffee, eggs.
The central design is flanked by smaller images of food, art, and a musical note, celebrating the many aspects of the Farmers Market. A large fork and spoon can be found on the east and west end of the parking ramp entrance as well.
Each piece is made of a plastic, with a painted, woodgrain texture. This permanent artwork was made possible by funds from the Iowa City Farmers Market and the Iowa City Public Arts Program.