McHenry Park Installation

McHenry Park Installation


June 15, 2024    
All Day


McHenry Park
1012 Oak Park Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50313

Event Type

Artist Charlie Esker will temporarily install 100 sight and sound mobiles. The project begins by collecting donations from the community of spoons, silverware, cans, and any non-toxic materials. Using these collected materials and other bought materials, Charlie will create more than one hundred small, unique mobiles (wind chimes, hanging sculptures, etc.). Then, these pieces will be hung throughout McHenry Park on trees and structures, having one tree be completely covered and decorated as an “eye-catcher.”

The goal is to use sight and sound to activate the area and encourage people to explore the park in ways they maybe have not in the past. Throughout the week, participants will be encouraged to remove a piece that speaks to them from its location and take it home, which will uninstall the project throughout the week and extend it into their lives beyond the week.

Also stop by the Mosaic Reveal & Scavenger Hunt in the Highland Park Business District.