Bike rack sculpture blends art, function near Vanderbilt

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Metro Nashville Arts Commission revealed its latest sculpture that will double as a bike rack near Vanderbilt University’s campus last week.

The sculpture is a 16-foot-tall metal whisk titled “Good Eats!” It was designed by Memphis, Tennessee, artist Wayne Henderson and produced locally by metal fabricator Bellex of Nolensville.

The installation is part of redesigned intersection at 21st Avenue South and Broadway near the entrance to Vanderbilt Law School.

Traffic lights were added to the intersection as well as a pedestrian crossing signal and crosswalks and sidewalks that are ADA accessible.

The plaza features low brick walls ideal for sitting and will be landscaped in the coming months, according to Rick Kirkpatrick, project manager for Metro Public Works.

The giant whisk is one of 17 art bike racks located around Nashville.

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