Rabbitville Public Art Project Secures Funding

Eye Catching Sculptures On Display in San Diego’s Historic District

SAN DIEGO, CA –  The Gaslamp Quarter Association announced today that Garden Communities is contributing funds for completion of the “Rabbitville” public art installation that will be on display throughout San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter.  Locals and visitors will enjoy the collection of 15 decorative fiberglass rabbit sculptures that will spring up in the downtown business district beginning March 29th at Petco Park.
In the 1860’s, the area that is now the Gaslamp Quarter was nicknamed “Rabbitville” after its chief inhabitants. The public art installation will honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed Rabbitville into modern San Diego.  Fifteen artists have been commissioned to create the eye-catching sculptures that are sophisticated, bold representations of water, fire, and earth.
“We appreciate that the generous sponsors of “Rabbitville” are helping to inspire the imaginations of the next generation of pioneers in San Diego,” said Michael Trimble, Executive Director of the Gaslamp Quarter Association.
Garden is known for its contemporary apartment homes in San Diego and throughout Southern California and Arizona.  Additional sculpture rabbits will have a permanent home at Garden’s Elements apartment homes in Irvine.
“The rabbits will find a good home at Elements, where neighbors will enjoy their playful spirit and appreciate the fun they bring to our community,” said Dee Snow, Project Director for Garden Communities.   “We have a commitment to art within our projects, and with the help of some very talented local artists, have curated a very interesting and inviting collection for residents to enjoy.”

Gaslamp Quarter Association
Funds raised through the public art campaign support the Association’s commitment to public safety and beautification of the thriving 16-1/2-block region of downtown San Diego that features Victorian architecture and history, renowned chefs and restaurants, and popular nightlife venues.  http://www.gaslamp.org/150-2/rabbitville/