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The Town of Fort Erie has initiated a new public art installation at Freedom Park to commemorate the Underground Railroad.

Freedom Park is located along the Niagara River and is regarded as a major terminus of slave crossing into Canada. The annual re-enactment of the crossing has been hosted at Freedom Park for many years. The site is also known as a destination along the Freedom Trail, which follows the path of the Underground Railroad. Recognition of this historic site was envisioned to include a location for public gatherings and an inspiring commemorative sculpture.

Media Release - A Call to Artists for expression of interest
Report CDS-023-07 - Freedom Park Commemorative Sculpture

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The historic and symbolic significance of Freedom Park is unquestionably important. The addition of a powerful figurative bronze sculpture will memorialize slavery’s ultimate abolition in North America and Fort Erie’s role as a haven to those who endured and won the struggle for freedom.

The Town of Fort Erie is inviting Artists to submit:
- Resume and background
- Visuals of recent, relevant work*; and
- Artist’s statement outlining interest in the project.

*Please submit colour prints or digital images on CD listing title, date, materials, dimensions and location of each work. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of submission material, if desired.