MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Anonymous donors have offered to buy the dice sculpture in Mason City’s Central Park, as long as the artwork remains in place.
The Mason City Globe Gazette says (http://bit.ly/184Rxki ) the city Parks and Recreation Board on Tuesday agreed to the proposal with the understanding the artwork can be moved for construction and located elsewhere in the park.
Robin Anderson of the nonprofit group River City Sculptures on Parade says the piece costs $5,000. She added that the potential buyers are a couple who don’t want the artwork moved to their property.
The offer comes months after some residents complained to the board that the sculpture represented gambling and was inappropriate for the park. Anderson says the piece represents family values. It was later moved 20 feet from its original spot.
Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/