We would like to give you a quick update on the restoration of the historic light fixtures! Over the past two months, we have focused our efforts on picking up the pieces during the already in-progress restoration of the Wells Community Cultural Center. We are still working hard towards the $25,000 goal for the restoration of the lights, and we are thankful for your support thus far.
TAF staff interviewed several bronze fabricators and artists in the search for a firm to help us rebuild the lights using the original fragments that were recovered from local scrapyards. We have selected our team and taken the first steps in the plan to have the lights fully restored by next spring. Over the next few months, pieces of the lights will be cleaned and welded back together, while other sections will be used to create molds and recast in bronze using the traditional lost-wax casting process. This is a monumental task, and we need your support now more than ever to make the plan a reality!
By the time the Wells Building reopens in 2019, the restored Wells Lights will shine bright for the Greater Lafayette community. Please consider showing your commitment by supporting our Facebook fundraiser or making a donation to the Wells Lights Restoration Project through our website.
If you would prefer to donate through the Tippecanoe Arts Federation website, click here.