Peace Tree is one of the six artistic bike racks/functional public art pieces installed in downtown East Lansing in 2014 designed to enhance bike parking options and the urban landscape. Peace Tree consists of two small, round trees made of stainless steel that resemble the City of East Lansing’s logo and create a sense of peace and calm. Artist Randolph Dunn describes, “I like nature. I live in the eastern U.P. and quite a bit of my work is done with trees and parts of trees.”
All of the racks were made possible by the LEAP Public Art for Communities Initiative and the East Lansing Arts Commission and Art Selection Panel. They were dedicated to the city on October 22, 2014.