365 Things to Do in Memphis #256: See the Crosstown Disco Ball

365 Things to Do in Memphis #256: See the Crosstown Disco Ball

It's technical name is "Beacon", but I know it better as "the Crosstown Disco Ball". Whatever you call it, assignment #256 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to have a look at the burgeoning neighborhood's new art.

Crosstown Disco Ball, Memphis, Tenn.

The sculpture, which was made by artists Eli Gold and Colin Kidder, was installed on a pole on the strange little peninsula between Watkins and Cleveland a few weeks ago. It's made out of 51 bicycle wheels, and when the wind blows, the wheels turn and glitter in the sun, giving it a nice giant disco ball effect. 

 

Go there:

Beacon

Intersection of Watkins and Cleveland (by the old Sears building)
Memphis, Tenn.

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Jeremy Kendall
Nice!
September 14, 2012 10:21am

Anthony Coley
Saw it. Great piece of art!
September 17, 2012 10:06am