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With the festival being less than three weeks away, it is time to start thinking about your agenda for the night of! I am in the process of compiling a list of places to visit on June 9th to best see some of our incredible projects.

First on the list is Robin Schwartzman’s THINK AND WONDER, WONDER AND THINK.

Robin Schwartzman, THINK AND WONDER, WONDER AND THINK, artist rendering.

Schwartzman’s illuminated letters will be strung across the Stone Arch Bridge, which is surrounded by great spots to take in the festival – some obvious and others more hidden!

Gold Medal Park

Climb to the top of the hill of this riverside park and you will find an amazing view of the letters, and the Mill District at large.

West River Parkway

Take a stroll or a bike ride along West River Parkway in either direction! Head south to take it all in or north to get a close up of these hand-crafted letters.

Mill Ruins Park

Walk along the Parkway over to Mills Ruins Park to gaze at the bridge from the level of the river.

The East Bank of the River

Have you ever climbed down the wooden stairs just to the right of the eastern end of the bridge?  This mysterious pathway takes you directly down to the water and underneath the arches – and offers an interesting view of this project. But do be careful, there is a bit of broken glass down on the shore and the stairs are mighty steep!

35W Bridge

If you’re riding (but not driving!) across the 35W bridge, be sure to roll down your windows and stare at the illuminated Stone Arch Bridge to your left.

The Endless Bridge

The Guthrie’s Endless Bridge offers a beautiful view of the Stone Arch Bridge and the Mill District! If you’ve never ventured up to it, this is the perfect opportunity. Unfortunately it closes at 9pm (when our festival begins), but THINK AND WONDER, WONDER AND THINK will be on display starting June 2nd, so there is plenty of time to take a look.

Can you think of anywhere else with a nice view of this project? Share them through a comment here or on facebook!