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Posted on: June 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town of Danville presents Shrumen Lumen

Shrumen Lumen

Two, larger-than-life, kinetic mushroom sculptures will be installed in the downtown area at the Town Green by the Danville Community Center and Library, and in front of the Village Theatre & Art Gallery. By day, the 12 x 14 ft mushrooms are an ethereal white, at night they come alive, as the mushroom caps open and close and a rainbow of LED lights cycle through from top to bottom back to the top again in a stunning display of art and engineering, creating a surprising and delightful experience. 

The sculptures were conceived and created by a Bay Area group of engineers and artists: The FoldHaus Artist Collective. This group is able to combine creative art with the engineering know-how to make their ideas come alive. 

The mushrooms were first created for the world-famous Burning Man event in Black Rock Desert, NV, and have since traveled to be enjoyed by audiences in cities all over the world including Dubai, Washington D.C., and Hong Kong. Now, residents and visitors to Danville will have an opportunity to experience these marvelous pieces as well.

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