Prepare to be awed at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park!
Experience the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park:
Where Art and Science Are Spun as One
Imagine a place where vibrant color, dynamic motion, and rhythmic sound dazzle the senses, a public park and outdoor museum where local community and international visitors alike can gather around the iconic, monumental, wind-powered sculptures of world-renowned artist and engineer Vollis Simpson. A one-of-a-kind art park in the heart of Downtown Wilson, NC, projected to open in November 2013, will provide fascinating artistic, educational, and recreational opportunities at the intersection of art and science. We invite you to explore our vision and to join the effort to realize this significant creative placemaking and arts-driven economic development project.
Vollis Simpson’s gigantic whirligigs are MOVING, and not just in the wind. In one year they will look like new and be ready to go up in the air at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, NC.
Help us move Vollis’s biggest, heaviest whirligig, Horse Wagon, from his “windmill farm” in Lucama to Repair and Conservation Headquarters in Wilson. Horse Wagon is 60 feet tall, 40 feet deep, 30 feet wide, and weighs about two tons. Your donation will cover the cost of equipment and manpower. Click on the power2give logo and learn more!