‘Duck, Duck, Goose!’ Outdoor Art Exhibit Underway in downtown Stamford

The installation is called “Duck, Duck, Goose!” and included 24 fiberglass ducks and one goose that have migrated to the downtown area for the summer.

Marissa Alter

Jun 29, 2023, 10:13 PM

Updated 293 days ago

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If you head to downtown Stamford, you might notice some new residents. That's because Stamford Downtown’s annual outdoor sculpture exhibit is underway. And this time around, you could say the organizers really have their ducks in a row.
The installation is called “Duck, Duck, Goose!” and included 24 fiberglass ducks and one goose that have migrated to the downtown area for the summer. Local artists painted each one, with some of the themes a little “quacky.”
The clever and often humorous works include PeKING duck, who wears a crown; Release the Quacken, an ode to the legendary sea monster; Robber Ducky, who’s clad in black and white stripes with stolen loot; and a Doodle Duck covered in drawings,
People can download the Otocast app to get a free audio guide with a digital map of where each duck is, plus artist commentary. Call it a bird’s-eye view into their creative process.
Every summer, Stamford Downtown comes up with a different exhibit to line the sidewalks. Recent years include “The Piano Project” and “HedgeFun.”
“Art in public places makes art accessible to everybody. You don't have to go into a museum. You don't have to pay a fee. It's out there in the public,” explained Lynne Colatrella, senior VP of events and marketing for Stamford Downtown.
Colatrella told News 12 her great nephews and nieces inspired the idea. “I think duck, duck, goose was something we were playing, and I said, ‘Well, that could be a really cute exhibit.’”
And don’t worry about ruffling anyone's feathers by touching the ducks. They’re meant to be interactive.
“They’re about 3 feet tall, which I think has been great for the little kids in town. Anywhere you look, you're going to see kids climbing all over the ducks, and people are just loving them,” Colatrella said.
The goose, named Lucy Goosey, is covered in mirrored pieces like a disco ball and hidden downtown with the spot changed every two weeks. You can go the app or social media for a clue. Colatrella shared the latest one with News 12.
"The steps are regal. The clock stands tall. Can you find the goose behind this great hall?" Colatrella read.
Care to take a gander where the goose may be? You have until July 6 when it’s moved to a new location. The exhibit runs through September, and then all the ducks and the goose will be auctioned off with a portion of the proceeds going to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.
For more information on the art installation, click here.


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