AVON, Ohio — Starting this week, Avon will be the place to be to see larger-than-life sculptures, all created out of duct tape.
Each year, the Art Academy of Cincinnati has their artists create three-dimensional objects using Duck brand duct tape to highlight the Annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival.
“Unfortunately, the 2020 Festival was cancelled due to COVID-19, but we still wanted to find a way to showcase these extraordinary creations that celebrate our city,” said Ashley Luke, senior product manager, duct tapes at Shurtape Technologies, parent company of Duck Brand. “These students put an incredible amount of time and effort into the construction of their artwork and they deserve to be in the spotlight.”
Eight sculptures will placed around town near schools, parks, and city buildings, including:
- A 12-foot tall Water Tower sculpture can be found outside the Avon Board of Education Building | 36600 Detroit Rd.
- A Carnation Chair, measuring eight feet tall, will be placed outside Avon East Elementary School | 3100 Nagel Rd.
- A human-sized Honeycomb & Honeybee Photo Booth sculpture will be located outside of Avon Middle School | 3445 Long Rd.
- A Hollywood-inspired Avon Letter Sign, along with larger-than-life sized Grapes will be outside Crusher’s Stadium | 2009 Baseball Blvd.
- A collection of Voice Tube Flowers will be at Every Child’s Playground | 36265 Detroit Rd.
- A Duct Tape Flower Garden will be placed outside the Early Learning Center | 3075 Stoney Ridge Rd.
- A Duct Tape Flower Wall, measuring six feet tall by twelve feet wide, will be located at Schwartz Road Park | 35001 Schwartz Rd.
The city will also host a free, end-of-the-summer scavenger hunt at locations throughout Avon. According the press release, "participants can complete the scavenger hunt at their own pace over a four-week period, between now and October 2, for a chance to win product and gift card prizes up to $1,000."