Two pieces of public art donated by local family with deep roots in the community
The St. Thomas Elevated Park, due to open in late August, will feature two major pieces of public art thanks to a donation and commission from a family whose roots go back five generations in this city. The Elevated Park Project fundraising effort is a Managed Fund within Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation.
The two metal sculptures will be created by artist and blacksmith Scott McKay whose studio is in Lawrence Station. The works are being donated to the Elevated Park project by Scott’s father, Ian, whose ancestors became prominent in the area as merchants, lawyers and publishers beginning in the mid 1800s.