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Downtown art exhibit features swings symbolizing Fayetteville’s hospitality


Downtown Fayetteville is in the swing of things for the holiday season.

A new public art exhibit features eight red metal frames shaped like houses to downtown sidewalks, each with a single-seat swing. Visitors are invited to take a break and enjoy a swing.

The exhibit, titled “Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0,” is sponsored by Cool Spring Downtown District and the Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County, according to a Cool Spring news release.

The exhibit opened Nov. 21 and will run through Jan. 9, the news release said.

The Quebec-based company Creos is taking “Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0” on a world tour. Its creators, Hector Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, were inspired by Latin-American mercados, or lively street markets, the news release said.

Creos says the red frames “illustrate the warmth, comfort and safety of our homes.” They are lighted with a soft glow that intensifies when someone steps inside, the release said.

Cool Spring President and CEO Bianca Shoneman is symbolic of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg as “a home away from home” for military-connected families of diverse backgrounds.

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