Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

my favorite part of town for CDP March Theme Day

We are in the city of Three Rivers just across the street from Fabius Township and you are in my favorite part of downtown.  Smiling at us is the Carnegie Caterpillar who inhabits the grasses on the north side of the Carnegie Center for the Arts.  The caterpillar and the outdoor gallery were created by children in the Summer Full of Art program in 2006.   

The Carnegie library was built in 1904 and became an arts center in 1980 when a local group of women led the fight to keep the old library building from being demolished.  The radiators are from another historic building in downtown, the Riviera Theater, which was being renovated and the old steam radiators had to go.  The art teachers, Kathy Bingaman and Kim Glessner, with their students recycled them into this marvelous creation.  Another class came up with the gallery showing the elements of art. 

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