If you haven’t seen Suwanee lately, you haven’t seen Suwanee. Thanks to the city’s love of all things colorful, creative and attention- grabbing, Suwanee Town Center is constantly transforming with the addition of new artwork. The city unveiled its latest temporary piece, The Ultimate Participation Trophy, at this year’s Suwanee Arts Festival.
Created by Phil Proctor, designer of some of the city’s other iconic pieces, this medley of participation trophies, plaques and their parts brings new life to Gwinnett County residents’ old trophies.
The public is invited to visit the sculpture, reminisce on their days of awards, trophies and school achievements and walk under the giant archway that now decorates the sidewalk downtown. And if you donated your own trophies to the collection, now is your chance to see if you can spot them! Suwanee believes that art should be temporary, interactive and an image booster for the city it represents, and The Ultimate Participation Trophy is all three. The funding for this project and many other public art projects in Suwanee and Gwinnett County comes from the Gwinnett Creativity Fund, which aims to foster artistic growth and development across the county by supporting local, non-profit arts and cultural organizations.