ITHACA, N.Y. –– Before this month representatives from the City of Ithaca, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and Heart Ithaca welcomed the Further than Art Pop-Up Interactive, Immersive Art Set up to the Commons with a celebratory ribbon chopping.

Explained by DIA Communications Manager Darlene Wilber as, “an incredibly fun and engaging practical experience for all ages that is the do the job of a collective of more than 20 remarkably skilled local artists,” the space attributes reveals this sort of as a 12-foot tall rideable unicorn, an “infinite fluorescent forest,” a place covered in fake fur, initial video game titles and consoles, participatory costume, cloth and performance artwork, a traveling UFO, robots, and “much extra.”   

“Beyond has long gone past our anticipations.” Past Art Co-Creator Doug Shire explained through the August 13 ceremony. “I’m thrilled with the remarkable regional art collective that has appear with each other to build an exhibit that is definitely magical and exclusive. This exhibit is in contrast to nearly anything we’ve ever witnessed before on the Commons. We’re delighted to be open.” 

Over and above has taken up residency at 171 E. State Road, the Commons. They are open up from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays, with extended hours on weekends.

In addition to Shire and his other co-founder/direct artist Laurence Clarkberg the place contains artwork by  Angelina Blasich, Tony Bond, Allen Cosgrove, Tico Chango, John Fuchs, Lily Gershon, Karl Gesslein, Caleb Harrington, Kaylyn Kilkuskie, Savan Karamardian-DeSouza, Wendy Marvel, Cai Quirk, Elsa Quirk, Victor Rakovich, Mark Rosen, Liz Sciore-Jones, Norm Scott, Phoebe Shalloway, Judy Swann, Damaris Vasquez, John Walsh, Will Weave, and Annemarie Zwack.