Did Arc of Dreams try to get money out of City?

Remember the promise Arc of Dreams made to the taxpayers of Sioux Falls? They would gift the structure to the city from private donations – NO PUBLIC MONEY.

Rumor has it that they asked the city for a $50K donation, and ‘MAY’ have been denied (at this point). I knew it would only be a matter of time when they asked the city to pony up.

Remember the project was ‘supposed’ to cost $1 Million and has skyrocketed to $2.4 million. The donation was to go towards transportation costs.

I still wonder if they will pay also to fix the sidewalk by the pedestrian bridge they crumbled while building the foundations?

Some may argue that maybe the city should put a little in. I would agree, IF this was a project that was vetted through the public, it was NOT. This was cooked up by a handful of elitists in Sioux Falls who needed to stroke their personal egos. They can pay for it.

As I have argued many times, if the city were to spend $2.4 million on DTSF public art, they could find a way to do hundreds of projects that employ local artists, craftsman and contractors.

I guess we will have to settle for the ‘Swords of Sioux Falls’.



4 comments ↓

#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.08.19 at 9:33 pm

The Arc of Dreams – like the Arch in St. Louis – is important, however. So we can commemorate the lauching of Clueless and Lark from ‘Caribou Show’ fame.

#StLouisSiouxFallsBaghdadTijuana

#2 D@ily Spin on 01.09.19 at 8:43 am

2.4 mil will become 3. Three million for the bad luck side of a wishbone is bad karma. It’s time the Sadam Swords people skip town with what they’ve already swindled.

#3 Lark on 01.09.19 at 10:20 am

VSG is on point as usual. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SQ7Obczpuo

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.09.19 at 8:34 pm

Lark,

Thank you, and my apologies to Clewis for accidentally calling him “Clueless.” (Oh, and what is a “lauching, anyway?”)

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