A message from the Union Hill Civic Association this morning says that the Mr.Smedley statue will be put in place this Thursday:
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission has announced that Mr. Smedley, a statue of a street entertainer, will be placed in Jefferson Park on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
The statue was created by Mr. Jack Witt and originally commissioned for the former 6th Street Marketplace. It was awarded to Union Hill by the Art Commission in 1013.
Everyone who has an interest in this process is encourage to attend.
The official “unveiling” is to be scheduled later in May.