WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A local artist is asking the public to donate their unwanted keys for her next project.
Dixon Stether is trying to collect 56,000 keys to place on a fence along Princess Street in Wilmington. She is hoping the community will help her fill what she calls a blank canvas. Right now she has been able to hang between 600-700 keys on the fence.
The art project will only be a temporary display because the fence is expected to be torn down. Stether said she is using the keys to make the fence look less like an eye-sore while it is still standing.
"I hope that this will teach people to look at public art in a different way," said Stether. "It doesn't have to just be a statue. It can be an installation, and everyone gets to participate."
Keys for the project can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Cameron Art Museum
- Tidal Creek-Co-op
- UNCW Art Department
- Folk's Cafe
- Jengo's Playhouse
Stether's goal is to have Mayor Saffo place a key to the city on the fence. She expects the project to take several more months to complete.