Downtown Anaheim artworks mark a renewal of Anaheim's
historic center. New office buildings and retail
businesses along with special events and activities
are bringing people back to an area that has witnessed
much of Anaheim's history. The Art in Public Places
in Downtown Anaheim was developed to commemorate
some of this history and integrate the human element
into the physical environment of buildings, streets
and landscaping. The "Hammer Clock"
by Daniel Martinez, the "Sinking Canoe"
by Nobi Nagasawa and the Anaheim "A"
benches by Buster Simpson, just to mention a few
of their artworks, provide unique identity for
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artwalk plays a significant role in helping create
a unique sense of place. It offers individuality
and local history in striking contrast to most development
projects, which so often seem interchangeable with
one another. It is likely the art along these two
city blocks, as well the adjacent areas, will prompt
strong associations and memories for visitors and
workers. Hopefully, the art will play a small part
in contributing to pride in Anaheim, in its ability
to move forward, to build upon its past and to use
creative solutions to address the complex issues
now facing us.