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Introducing the Eastern Market Metro Plaza
rabbit statues entitled "Found You!"

Join us on Saturday, September 10th at 10am in the NE corner of the Easter Market Metro Plaza for the dedication of "Found You!"  (and stick around for the Great Zucchini at 10:30!)
About the Rabbit Sculptures

Barracks Row Main Street has partnered with the Department of Parks and Recreation to unveil "Found you" the new art sculptures that have arrived at the Eastern Market Children's Playground Park. "Found You" sculptor/artist Beth Nybeck said that the piece, entitled “Found You,” was a long time coming and she was “excited to see them here where people can interact with them.” The Piece consists of three 5 foot stainless steel sculptures of rabbits playing hide and seek.

This was a public art project commissioned by BRMS, it was a competitive process and I believe that there were three projects from which the bunnies were chosen as the winner.  The sculptures were commissioned to augment the plaza reconstruction, it was paid for out of the restricted gateway funds that BRMS holds for public space projects focused on the entrances and exits from Barracks Row.

 

The bunnies are flat stainless steel panels welded together to form angular sculptures, the bunnies are peppered with holes and lit from inside so at night they will glow and hopefully delight the passers by.

 

Rabbit Naming Contest!

Barracks Row Main Street invites any and all DC-resident children (12 and under) to name our bunnies!  There are three bunnies in total.  Names for each must be submitted on our website by parents/guardians on behalf of their children and there is no limit to how many names any individual may submit.  BRMS will select a list of finalists names and open up public voting (via our website) on Oct 1st, 2022.  Voting will close on October 7th, and the names will be announced soon thereafter (and the namers' parent/guardian notified by email.)  The winning namers will receive a gift certificate for one of the businesses on Barracks Row (which can be picked up at BRMS offices) and have their picture next to his/her bunny will be promoted on our social media channels and website.

 

Just fill out the form below to submit your suggestions.  Check back here on October 1st to vote for your favorite names!

Thanks for sharing!