Dancing Trout

Patrick Collentine with Susan Larsen

421 Main St

The design of the fountain includes six identical bronze trout poised in a chorus line on top of a Sierra White Granite stone measuring 31_ X 10_ 6_. Water spouts from the mouths of the fish and flow over the granite into a rectangular, shallow basin surrounded by a concrete bench.

The artists wanted to create the feeling of an old city well/fountain where people sought water and shared information. In those times the well was the center of the community as is the “Dancing Trout” fountain which is situated in the heart of Chico at the City Municipal Center across from the downtown City Plaza.

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