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.

On January 2, 2015, the Federal District Court upheld the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of Over The River. While the dismissal of this challenge marks a major victory toward making this two-week temporary work of art a reality, that ruling has been appealed.

Due to pending litigation, Christo temporarily postponed the Over The River installation schedule and will identify the exhibition date and secure the few remaining permits when the legal process is successfully resolved.

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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