Abbotsford to contribute $10,000 to Bradner art piece

Council gave its approval to spend $10,000, half the project’s cost, to construct what is being described as a “stylized daffodil.”

A new piece of public art will be constructed in the Bradner area.

Council gave its approval to spend $10,000, half the project’s cost, to construct what is being described as a “stylized daffodil” in the area of Bradner Road and Highway 1.

The city was approached by the Bradner Community Association, which has agreed to gather the remaining funds to build the piece.

The community of Bradner chose the design, because it hosts an annual flower show.

“They approached us,” said Mark Taylor, the city’s general manager of Parks, Recreation and Culture. “They liked what happened at Clearbrook and McCallum and said ‘can’t we do something on the highway near Bradner.’”

This idea is not part of the city’s public art policy which ties art to new capital construction.

The funding is a one-time only payment as the Bradner Community Association would be responsible for maintenance once constructed.