Sculpture Park Rises Up in Oakland

Many people are surprised to find the structures.

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A former parking garage in downtown Oakland is transforming into a showcase for art. The city has now converted the empty lot in the uptown district into a sculpture park.
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Five artists filled the former site of a Sears parking garage with nine sculptures. The display includes an archway made entirely of bicycle parts.
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The park sits right next to the restored Fox Theater, an area that has seen a massive revitalization in the last few years.
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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and the city will celebrate the park's completion Friday night.
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The city says the sculptures will remain for a year, and then be changed out with a new set of sculptures.
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