By Jason Stone | Surprise Independent
The new firestation being built in north Surprise will be known as much for the art in front of it as the building itself when it opens this fall at 24900 N. 163rd Ave.
That’s exactly what the city’s art experts where hoping the monument-type piece in front of Fire Station 304 would do.
Margaret Lieu of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission said the six-foot statue of a firefighter mixed in with Surprise Fire Department history is meant to honor and recognize the dedication and service of the city’s firefighters.
“The public may want to come in and take photos of it and make it a place to visit,” Ms. Lieu said. “We want it inviting. We want to show what the fire service people do for our city.”