3,000 balls float on Los Angeles lake as part of art project

Aug 23, 2015 2:01 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The surface of a Los Angeles lake is filling up with thousands of colorful, floating balls as part of a large-scale public art installation.

Volunteers are spending the weekend launching about 3,000 beach-ball like orbs into an 8-acre lake at MacArthur Park.

The project is conceived by brothers Ed and Bernie Massey, whose Portraits of Hope organization repainted New York City taxis, planes and lifeguard towers with bold, candy-colored patterns.

For the monthlong "Spheres of MacArthur Park" exhibit, thousands of volunteers painted the vinyl balls, are 4- to 6 feet in diameter and covered in bright floral and fish patterns.

The Masseys say the installation should be ready for public viewing on Monday.

After the exhibit closes, the spheres will be donated to schools, hospitals and other organizations.

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