Donor challenges public to keep Flamenco

The Columbus Area Arts Council is announcing that a potential donor is challenging the public to raise the money to keep the Flamenco sculpture in downtown Columbus.

Geri Handley, chairwoman of the committee trying to purchase the statue said last week that $7,300 had already been donated toward the $40,000 goal. But a donor has offered a grant for the final $5,000, should the group hit a benchmark of $35,000.

Flamenco is the red sculpture at the corner of Fourth and Washington streets, on the north side of The Commons. It was originally installed as part of the 2014 sculpture biennial.

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