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Public art project is “tree lighting” for busy Maine corner

November 15, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Christmas is several weeks away, but Maine’s largest city is inviting the public to a tree lighting of a different kind.

Portland officials are holding a ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the installation of a piece of public artwork entitled “Luminous Arbor.” The city is describing the event as a “tree lighting” for the project, which resembles a tree made of towering street lights.

The art installation is part of an effort by the city to improve Woodfords Corner, which is one of the busiest intersections in the state. The city has invested in other improvements in the neighborhood surrounding the corner, such as stormwater upgrades and improvements to traffic flow.

The art installation is by local artist Aaron Stephan.

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