Rainbow Springs is Bentonville's first technology-enabled interactive art piece. It consists of a series of acrylic tubes with LED light strips inside. The LED lights are programmable and set in motion by sensors mounted in the sculpture. When activated, the LED lights mathematically replicate the physics of gravity inviting people to play with the sculpture and explore the casual relationship between the lights and sensors.
The interactive art piece is permanently installed at the entrance to Lawrence Plaza and was made possible through a partnership with Bentonville Parks and Recreation, the Public Arts Advisory Committee, Visit Bentonville, and the Scott Family Amazeum. Rainbow Spring was created by Fayetteville maker Eugene Sargent in collaboration with the Scott Family Amazeum Creative team as part of the museum’s Maker in Residence Program.
The Public Art Advisory Committee is appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. They are responsible for:
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