About the Project

Over The River is a temporary work of art by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Christo plans to suspend 5.9 miles of silvery, luminous fabric panels high above the Arkansas River along a 42-mile stretch of the river between Salida and Cañon City in south-central Colorado.

In July 2012, Christo announced that due to pending litigation, he will temporarily postpone the Over The River installation schedule. Christo will identify the exhibition date and secure the few remaining permits when the legal process is successfully resolved. The only legal challenge to Over The River yet to be ruled on is in federal court.

Over The River will be exhibited for two consecutive weeks during a future August. Project activities not related to physical installation, such as the continuation of bighorn sheep habitat enhancements are ongoing.

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