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Neighborhood brings in unique, musical, street sculptures

PENDLETON, Ohio (Angela Ingram) -- Music was in the air on the corners of a local neighborhood from an unlikely source.
Two large sculptures in the heart of Pendleton were the product of a community coming together to better the area.  Two statues on Pendleton Street helped bring joy to the neighborhood.

The 13th and Pendleton corner was the geographic center of the neighborhood.  The musical statues were the result of the people who lived there pulling together after months of planning.

Tabitha Anderson, community council president, said, "What you see is what happens when you come into a community of such ethnic diversity and economic diversity, but everybody is able to come together and this is the tangible common vision.  Something that's very impressive artistically and kind of stands on its own, and that's always difficult.  The other is something that is playful, interactive."

Art Works sponsored a mural on the same street as the two statues and Art Works was an important part of bringing those two statues to the area as well.  The statues were just one part of change happening in the eclectic area; the latest edition to a neighborhood in transition.  The statues also have components that helped celebrate Cincinnati's rich history.

The Horseshoe Casino invested $175,000 in the statues.  The city and Pendleton community council also helped pay for them.
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