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May 5 @ 6:00 am - June 9 @ 10:00 pm
Mark your calendars, Detroit. The latest art installation at Beacon Park Detroit is one you don’t want to miss!
We are thrilled to host Los Trompos, an internationally traveling art installation, starting on our Cinco de Mayo celebration. Eight “spinning-top” sculptures from Mexico City will call Beacon Park its home for over a month.
We hope to see you having fun out in the park — share you photos with us by tagging Beacon Park Detroit!
This collection of eight three-dimensional, larger-than-life “spinning tops” will further transform Beacon Park into vibrant space. Created by Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, Los Trompos weaves together Mexican tradition, culture, architecture, and art. Only when visitors engage with the installations, working together to spin the tops on their base and spinning along with them, does this art come to life.
Based on the concept and construction of the traditional toy, Los Trompos is an interactive piece that puts a new spin on the work of Mexican artisans. As Esrawe said, “We wanted to talk about the traditions and skills of the craftsmen in Mexico, as an inheritance of our culture. We like the idea of translating these techniques into new symbols.” Originally commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, Los Trompos has offered a transformative experience in Houston and Scottsdale. Beacon Park is thrilled to partner with Esrawe to now bring Los Trompos to Detroit for all to experience the magic of these spinning tops.
Los Trompos cultivates an environment where people, from a variety of backgrounds, can connect, relax, and play. Not only will it offer the opportunity for Detroiters to interact, engage and enjoy Beacon Park in a new way, it also reflects our mission to appreciate – and celebrate – all cultures.