photo credit: Melissa Webb, artist credits: Naomi Davidoff, Phaan Howng
photo credit: Melissa Webb, artist credits: Naomi Davidoff, Phaan Howng

This three day outdoor exhibition curated by Maggie Villegas and Melissa Webb was created for Artscape 2015, the country’s largest free arts festival. An ode to summertime fun and water theme park nostalgia, Lazy River featured 15 interactive installations of sculpture and performance art ranging from Amazonian river serpents to squirting post-apocalyptic benches, durational ruminations on water scarcity to floating future manatees and river raft rides–all throughout the 2.5 acre public park.

Featured artists included Kelly Bell, Naomi Davidoff, Phaan Hong, Dan Van Allen, Romy Smith, Jacob Budenz, Samantha Rausch, Fred Scharmen, Kate O’Brien, Labbodies, Zac Lawhon, Liz Swanson, Ryan Smith, Justin Miller, Theresa Columbus, Aaron Smith, Kristin McWharter, and Club Sandwich.