Cincinnati public art nonprofit ArtWorks has embarked on Queen City Art Racks, a program to commission artists and designers to create unique bike racks for sites all over Cincinnati. Sago Palms by Kate Demske is located on Hamilton Ave. in Northside, right in front of Hoffner Park.
It’s hard to tell from my photos, but the finish is actually an iridescent dark green. And why palms? The park was once the estate of Jacob Hoffner, an avid gardener whose greenhouse included a Sago palm that had previously been owned by Robert Morris, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence [trivia via Bike World News].
You can find Queen City Art Racks all over Cincinnati, including downtown in front of the YWCA and the Convention Center, Coffee Emporium on Central Parkway, and the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, among other sites.