Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Beacon

"In 2014, we held an international competition to design the major public sculpture that soars overhead in Abbott Square: BEACON, created by Gyroscope, Inc. and built by Gizmo Productions." Gizmo fabricated the steel mirrored wall cladding and the suspension system from which the bouys hang.

"We developed a plan for a food experience featuring many diverse chefs from across the region and recruited an amazing partner for the Abbott Square Market, John McEnery IV, who led the development of the successful San Pedro Square Market in San Jose. We also attracted significant lead grants and donations from national foundations and local individuals who believe in the power of the project to build community."