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Marking the entrance to the Walk of Art is a specially designed piece commissioned to Art Brown of Torch Tip Iron Works in Central Lake. While Brown modestly describes himself as “welder” and “blacksmith,” he has, for 18 years, been a prolific producer of decorative and utilitarian architectural art forms. This combination sign and sculpture was commissioned by Art Rapids! and was underwritten by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), through the NorthSky Nonprofit Network.

Please visit Art’s website at www.torchtipironworks.com.