PUBLIC ART

Joplin Proud Butterflies

Title: Joplin Proud Butterflies

Artist: Forged Waterjet Fabrications

Locations: Check out all Joplin Proud Butterfly locations here!

Date Completed: 2016

Description: The 5@16 Fifth Anniversary Planning Committee (aka Joplin Proud) offered residents and business owners a way to beautify Joplin in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Joplin tornado. The larger-than-life metal butterfly sculptures were created by Forged Waterjet Fabrications and personalized by the businesses or organizations that purchased them. Now, more than a dozen butterfly sculptures populate the Joplin area, with their proceeds supporting a disaster conference in May 2016. “Spread Our Wings – Fly High and Proud” is a project of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.