COLUMBUS, Indiana — The fresh art and architecture is taking shape for the inaugural exhibition of Exhibit Columbus, just a month away. And anticipation is building, locally and globally.

The 18 new installations, inspired spin-offs of nearby buildings and art, can be seen for free from Aug. 26 through Nov. 26, mostly around downtown.

— A piece called “Conversation Plinth,” set to grace the Bartholomew County Public Library plaza, is in the early stages of construction at two wood firms.

— “Between the Threads,” designed by local high schoolers, has taken on a groovy, colorful, psychedelic feel in its construction home at the IU Center for Art + Design.

— “Another Circle,” highlighting a creative use of recycled stone, will be rounding out nicely soon at Mill Race Park.

Read more in Wednesday’s print edition of The Republic.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.